18 min

Why do People get Married to Trees? The Devdutt Pattanaik Show | Radio Mirchi

    • Philosophy

We know that the tree of knowledge gave us the forbidden fruit, which gave us the original sin, which gave us eternal damnation. But how is Kalpavriksha, a tree in the Indian version of heaven, believed to affect human behavior? What mythological logic behind binding ‘manglik’ individuals to trees and plants in holy matrimony? Did you know that cancer-causing tobacco plant has a really sad mythological backstory? In this episode of the Devdutt Pattanaik show get to know the roots of Indian mythology, quite literally!

We know that the tree of knowledge gave us the forbidden fruit, which gave us the original sin, which gave us eternal damnation. But how is Kalpavriksha, a tree in the Indian version of heaven, believed to affect human behavior? What mythological logic behind binding ‘manglik’ individuals to trees and plants in holy matrimony? Did you know that cancer-causing tobacco plant has a really sad mythological backstory? In this episode of the Devdutt Pattanaik show get to know the roots of Indian mythology, quite literally!

18 min

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