Kishkinda Moolika Bonsai Garden

Bonsai Garden EntranceHave you visited Mysore, but not visited Bonsai garden at Ganapathi Sachidananda Ashram then definitely you have missed something.  This garden has amazing collection of Bonsai trees that actually grow across the world.  Some of the examples of these trees include: Brazilian rain tree (Brazil), Eucalyptus forest (India), Anacardium occiden tale (Indonasia) – Bhageshri, Ficus microcarpa (India, Polenesia & Australia),Sagar dividivi (India), Wrightia religiosa (Thailand & Malaysia), Geometry tree (China), Olive-olea europaea (Africa, Arabia & Himalayan Asia), Bougainvillea (Brazil), Glomerata forest (China), Baobab (Africa), Juniperus chinensis (China & Japan) . Bonsai Garden - twistedIn this garden, they have kept a display which explains the word Bonsai and provides a short write-up on why the garden is named as “Kishkindha Moolika Bonsai Garden”.Bonsai Garden - Tamarind There is a reference to a miniature forest called as “Kishkindha Vana” that was developped by Dadhimukha, maternal uncle of King sugriva. Kishkindha was the name of a mountain and also the meaning of which is “a narrow space” or “a compact space”.

Bonsai Garden - flowered Garden is beautified with small idols of various Hindu deities such as Sri Ram with Seeta, Laxman, and Anjaneya, Dattatreya, Lakshminarasimha, and Ganesh.  Also, they have kept “three wise monkeys”, laughing Buddha, and a small pond with floating balls.

Bonsai Garden  Bonsai Garden - Shri Rama IdolHere, they have also kept a type of stone called as “Ram Shila” which floats on water.  

Bonsai Garden - Ramashila

Fore more photos of Bonsai Garden, please visit:  Bonsai Garden @ Datta Peetham Mysore

Ashram timings for visitors:  Morning 9:00 to 12:00 and Evening 4:00 to 6:00.

For information on how to reach ashram, staying, and accommodation you can visit Ashram Website: www.dattapeetham.com

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2 Responses to Kishkinda Moolika Bonsai Garden

  1. Deebbi says:

    Really interesting…will be definetly part of my travel list next time when visiting Mysore…would love to join you on weekends.

  2. Deepak says:

    good one

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