If you fell in love with Ranchi based Jharkhand Civil Services Officers Institute(JCSOI)’s “Wish Fulfilling Divine Tree” Kalpavrilsha planted by Urban Development Minister CP Singh on Monday morning,then you are in for a divine treat.
Singh,who was invited by Santosh Kumar Satapathy,Principal Secretary, IAS officer,who was responsible for institutionalizing and beautifying JCSOI with rarest of the rare eco-friendly plants including Chandan( Santalum),Rudraksh( Elaeocarpus) and Saal(Sakhuwa-Shorea robusta),was accompanied by a dozen people as Kalpavriksha was planted by him.
All of them silently offered prayer as the Minister planted nearly three feet tall Kalpavrilsha.Singh said :”This plant will witness and wish every person of Jharkhand a happy and prosperous life.”
Satapathy,who had invited Singh for planting it,remained mum.With his folded hands,he appeared to have offered prayer with eyes closed.
In the Devanagri literature, Kalpavriksha,also mentioned as Akalpataru, Kalpadruma or Kalpapādapa, is a “wish-fulfilling divine tree”,according to Hindu mythology.
“It was mentioned in Sanskrit literature from the earliest sources onwards.Sage Durvasa meditated under the Kalpavriksha. Shiva’s daughter Ashok Sundari was created from Kalpavriksha tree by Parvati, to alleviate her loneliness”,says Wikipedia adding :
“The kalpavriksha originated during the Samudra manthan or “churning of the ocean of milk” along with the kamadhenu, the divine cow providing for all needs. The king of the gods, Indra, returned with this tree to his paradise.A kalpavriksha is mentioned in the Sanskrit work Mānāsara as a royal emblem. In Hemādri’s work Caturvargacīntama, the kalpavriksha is said to be a tree of gold and precious stones”.