Have 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) . In 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”. 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”.
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.
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