Considered as sacred to Lord Ganesha and Lord Krishna, Jamun has it's roots in the Indian Sub-continent. It is also found in other Asian countries, including the Philippines, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Jamun is a seasonal fruit and flowers in February and March. Some of it's other alternative names include Jaam and Jambul.
The Jamun tree is considered sacred in Buddhism as it was under this tree that Lord Buddha started meditating. It entails surplus peace and energy and gives magnificent shade even in the arid season. It is believed that Lord Rama survived on this fruit during his 14 years of exile. In the Visnupurana, it is mentioned that a beautiful river was formed when Jamun got rotten and fell onto the mountainous ground. The God of the Clouds, Lord Megha is said to have disembarked in the form of a Jamun fruit, which is why the colour of this fruit is dark and fierce. Lord Shiva is also very fond of Jamuns and known as Jambukeswara or Jambunath. Jamun Leaves are also used for marriage pandals in Maharashtra.
Apart from giving so many benefits, it is the only fruit that you can completely associate with Indian history and culture.
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