Tamarind tree in co-op society premises, a good or a bad Omen?

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  1. kseeker

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    Here's a situation...

    I live in a newly formed co-op society (6 months old) wherein we have some trees in the society premises. Among others, there's this lone Tamarind tree !

    We the society members had a meeting and one member raised a concern on Tamarind tree which is flourishing in our society compound.

    He started arguing that, Tamarind tree is source of bad omen if present in the society premises, according to his belief, Tamarind tree attracts evil forces near it's vicinity and it has to be chopped off ! Few other members agreed on his views too :facepalm:

    I and few others have opposed this ridiculous idea and we are gonna have a poll to decide whether or not to cut off this poor Tamarind tree.

    The SANE statements given by us couldn't convince those INSANEs :(

    I and few other members are in desperate pursuit to save this harmless tree !

    Has anyone heard of things like this before ? Any thoughts on this aspect ?

    EDIT: This Tamarind is is around 6-7 years old. The members who are thinking of chopping of this tree are saying, they will plant another tree instead of this one.

    P.S. This is not a joke, please don't be sarcastic :namaste:
     
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  3. Vishwarupa

    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    I suggest you to plant few more Tamarind trees across your co-op society. Tell them cutting a tree is bad omen & it will haunt their children in long run.

    Please note i am not sarcastic.
     
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    quietly inform any gov department dealing with tress.I am sure cutting tress is illegal in india
     
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    I was thinking about the same, looking for some information locally to get in touch with local municipal body or forest dept guys...
     
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    The only bad thing about tamarind trees that I have witnessed is that they tend to be preferred by monitors to nestle. However, a monitor can nestle there only if it is a swamp or moist area. What is the location of this tamarind tree?

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    Anyway, I think tamarind is an important ingredient for rasam, so why cut it?

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    Tamarind Rasam
     
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    Cutting any fruit growing tree is a bad omen as per the belief of some.

    Every Municipal Corporation has rules where you cannot cut or even trim trees without sanction.

    In Calcutta, we have the Green Bench and cutting a tree without sanction can mean a fine or jail or both.

    Check your local rules and tell the Corporation.
     
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    Here in south Tamarind is a Must needed Ingredient in all Types of Curry

    Just like Salt

    This theory Present in our Places also

    Here you Can't find any Tamarind tree infront of our Houses
     
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    When I was in the Army, I had a whole lot of tamarind trees in my huge compound.

    I am not being sarcastic, but no ghosts came there, nor did I have any bad luck either!
     
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    It's at the back yard of our society.

    I like rasam too and I am against the cutting of the tree :)
     
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    I asked my grand parents about that and they have the same opinion as above.

    I will try to convince my society members about this aspect. If at all they don't agree, I and others are planning to register an official complaint about it.
     
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    I meant to say which geographical location is it? For example, if this society is in the Thar Desert or Leh, you won't be seeing monitors. There was a village farmhouse I used to visit when young. We had a tamarind tree. A posse of monitors would hang out at the bottom of the tree. We always avoided going close to that tree.
     
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    :rolleyes: Any particular reason behind that belief ?

    When I asked my society member to justify his thoughts about cutting Tamarind tree, he didn't have any explanations. He started saying, it's an age old belief and that's why he would believe that too. Ridiculous :mad:
     
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    OOPS ! my mistake.

    Location is Pune, Maharashtra.
     
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    I see. I think it is safe to say that you won't have reptilian visitors then.
     
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    One of my friend sent me a link which says, as per Vastu Shastra, Tamarind tree should not be a part of the property where we live !!!

     
  17. Ray

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    Monitors are there in Maharastra.

    Sinhgarh was captured with the help of monitors by the Mahars of the Maratha Army.

    And the Mahars eat monitors with relish.

    It is called Ghorpur!
     
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    In Delhi Dehaat and Haryana, we have a tradition of planting Neem tree at the entrance or front courtyard and Mango trees around the house.
    Tulsi and banana trees are planted for worship only.
     
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    may be because once upon a time when people lived in individual small houses ,the tamarind tree which will obviously grow very big causes problems for their house like less ventilation,insects that harbor the tree etc..

    every thing said by our elders has a meaning.over a period of time they became blind customs
     
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    In some parts of Karnataka, I have seen Neem trees planted in the vicinity of the house. People say that, Neem tree keeps harmful insects away.
     
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    Good points, didn't think in that direction before.
     

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