|Bilva Patra Tree B/h. Nilkanth Mahadev (300 Years Old), Hirapur. |
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|Bael leaves used in worship of a lingam - icon of Shiva.en.wikipedia.org/|
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is complete, energy is released called Visarjan.
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fruit and is rich in vitamin C. Single Bilva leaf is a combination of three or five or seven leaflets.
Belpatra, (Bilva), according to the scriptures and Ayurveda, has great medicinal values and is quite beneficial for health. Bilva leaf's trifoliate shape represents the three Gunas, namely Sattva, Rajas and Tamas that define a person's personality. The Sattva guna stands for positive energies and lodges in the center of the leaf, while the Tamas is the negative forces. So, when a person is dejected and depressed, he is affected by negative energies. When such a person, it is believed, touches the Belpatra, the positive energies are transferred to him/her.
In an Ekabilvam - single trifoliate bel-patra, Left leaf is Brahma, Right leaf is Vishnu and the middle leaf is Shiva.
With respect to Shiva pooja, besides other ritualistic formalities, offering Bilva leaves is considered to be the most sacred practice. A true devotee should offer only trifoliate - three inseparable leaves called Bila dalam. it is not advisable to offer incomplete Bel -Patra.
The trifoliate leaves of Bilva represent the form of Shiva and also various characteristics of human beings as well. The three faces of a leaf represent the following: 01. Three eyes of Lord Shiva, the third eye being Gnakkann- eye of wisdom, 02. Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara - the three forms or Swaroopa, 03. Three syllables of Aumkara (Omkara) - Akara, Ukara and Makara. One can get rid of darkness caused due to agyanam / ignorance), 04. Bilva dalam represents Srusthi (Creation), Sthithi (Sustaining) and Laya (dissolution), 05. Pooja, Stotra and Gyana, 06. Bilva leaves add positive energy and one can get rid of negative thoughts.