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This is a tree which is worshiped by the locals. They tie threads around the tree trunk with the belief that their intentions will be fulfilled. If the God gets angry he may invoke the forces of nature for destruction. If the Gods are happy, they will send good rains which will result in better yield to the farmers. The land will prosper. I think, it is high time for the urban man to learn from the rural counterparts about how to respect the environment.

111 trees planted for every girl child born 

The 300 trees of Thimmakka and Chikkanna


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Forces of Nature.”