sacred fig

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Noun1.sacred fig - fig tree of India noted for great size and longevitysacred fig - fig tree of India noted for great size and longevity; lacks the prop roots of the banyan; regarded as sacred by Buddhists
fig tree - any moraceous tree of the tropical genus Ficus; produces a closed pear-shaped receptacle that becomes fleshy and edible when mature
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There is a five-decade old Ganesha temple under a large stunning peepul tree at the doorway of 23-acre Purva Amaiti, blending the country s spiritual heritage with a modern way of life.
Underneath the peepul tree, where all day the bats hang upside down, the Sisters told me I was born of love, a love polar and incongruous.
Women circumambulate the peepul tree hoping for a son.
On the South Indian coast In eighth century heat Tiruvalla copper plate Marked the morning hour Before the sea clamored And the shadow of the body Lay twelve feet longer Than Sita herself, Littoral burning With sacred fires--passage To a kingdom beyond The peepul trees.