Pipal Tree and the Banyan Tree Represent Knowledge and SacrednessThe Pipal tree and the Banyan Tree represent knowledge and sacredness in the Indian Folklore. It is under these trees many renowned people have attained enlightenment. Usually the women folk follow the custom of watering the Banyan tree and circumbulate the banyan tree praying for the health of their husbands and those who are in want of a progeny.
Hindus believe that Goddess Lakshmi lives in a pipal tree and the banyan tree houses Lord Vishnu. Also after the women water these trees they light a small diya and place it at under the trees.