The Story Behind its Origin
CEDAR is the English translation of Devnagri word Deodar (Cedrus Deodara; Latin). It is a pine tree, commonly found in Himalayas at an altitude of 1,500-2500 meters. This tree is commonly found in Himachal Pradesh (HP), Jammu & Kashmir, Sikkim & Arunachal Pradesh.
Among Hindus, as the etymology of deodar suggests, it is worshiped as a divine tree. Deva, the first half of the Sanskrit term, means divine, deity, or deus. Dāru, the second part, is cognate with (related to) the words durum, druid, tree, and true.
In Valmiki Ramayan – Kishkinda khanda- stanza 4-43-13 reads:
lodhra padmaka khaNDeSu devadaaru vaneSu ca |
raavaNaH saha vaidehyaa maargitavyaa tataH tataH || ||
Meaning “In stands of Lodhra trees, Padmaka trees & in woods of Devadaru (Deodar), Ravana is to be searched there and there, together with Sita.”
Forests full of Deodar or Devadāru trees were the favorite living place of ancient Indian sages & their families who were devoted to Lord Shiva. The sages used to perform very difficult tapasya (meditation) in deodar forests. Also the ancient Hindu epics & Shaivite texts regularly mention Darukavana, meaning a forest of deodars, as a sacred place.
Use of C. deodara in Ayurvedic medicines is well recorded. Inner wood is aromatic & used to make incense. Inner wood is distilled into essential oil. It also has antifungal properties and has some potential for control of fungal deterioration of spices during storage. Rooms made of Deodar (Cedrus deodara) wood are used to store food grains in HP. People suffering from asthma or other respiratory problems are advised to sit under a Deodar tree early in the morning.
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