|biggest banyan tree. Guinness Records in 1989.Thimmamma Marrimanu. en.wikipedia.org|
|Thimmamma Marrimanu banyan tree, Near Kadiri, Andhra,S.India.www.alamy.com|
This site serves as a place of religious significance and a pick-nick spot where people can spend their leisure time quietly under the cool shadow of the huge tree. There is a small shrine under the tree dedicated to Thimmamma. According to the local legend Thimmamm, the daughter of a Setti Balija couple Sennakka Venkatappa (born in 1394?) and Thimmamma committed Sati (jumping into the funeral pyre) soon after the death of Bala Veerayyain in 1434, who had been seriously ill for some time. In the place where she got into her husband's funeral pyre, a small banyan tree had begun to grow and now it is the biggest tree in the world. Local people strongly believe that when childless couple visit this place and sincerely and reverentially pray for a child, soon their wish will be fulfilled and they will be blessed with a baby through the mystical powers of Thimmamma.
|Thimmamma Marrimanu banyan tree, Near Kadiri, Andhra. Treks and travels|
First noticed and reported by Sri Regret Iyer (Sathyanarayana Iyer), freelance journalist & photographer from Bangalore, Karnataka, India. he was also instrumental in including the tree in the Book of World Records in this regard. The age of the tree is more than 550 years and has 1100 prop roots.
A visitor to this beautiful spot will can not miss the sheer beauty and grandeur of the huge banyan tree with its vast expanse of canopy that throws cool shadow, thus offering a nice spot for rest and relaxation under it.
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