Nakshtravanam

The Nature Club of the College planted Nakshatravanam in the campus as part of the Green Campus Drive of the institution. It is a garden  comprising of 27 different varieties of saplings associated with the 27 constellations, or nakshatras in a chakra as mentioned in the Vedic chart. According to Indian astrology, every Nakshatra has a symbolic tree or plant that defines its connection with eternal nature. The following are the nakshataras and the associated trees.

Sl No

Nakshatra/ Star

Name of the Tree

Botanical Name

1

Aswathy

കാഞ്ഞിരം

Strychnine

Strychnos nux-vomica

2

Bharani

നെല്ലി

 Indian Gooseberry/ Amla

Phyllanthus emblicaEmblica officinalis

3

Karthika

അത്തി

 Cluster Fig/ Country Fig/ Fig

Ficus glomerataFicus racemosa

4

Rohini

ഞാവൽ

Jamun/ Black Plum

Eugenia jambolanaSyzygium cuminii

5

Makayiram

കരിങ്ങാലി

Cutch Tree/ Milmesha/ Ebony

Acacia catechuDiospyros ebenum

6

Thiruvathira

കരിമരം

 Cashmere Tree/ Long Pepper/

Red Sandal

Diospyros melanoxylonPterocarpus santalinusAquilaria agallocha

7

Punartham

മുള

 Bamboo

Bambusa vulgarisBambusa arundinacea

8

Pooyam

അരയാൽ

Sacred Fig/

Peepal/ Ficus

Ficus religiosa

9

Aayilyam

നാകം

 Messua Tree/

 Alexandrian Laurel/

 Beauty Leaf Poon

Calophyllum inophyllumMesua ferrea

10

Makam/

പേരാൽ

Banyan Tree/ Indian Fig

Ficus benghalensis

11

Pooram

ചമത/പ്ലാശ്

Flame of the Forest/ Parrot Tree

Butea monosperma

12

Uthram

ഇത്തി

Indian Laurel/ Rose Laurel/ Indian Cleaner

 
 

Ficus tinctoriaNerium indicumFicus arnottiana

13

Atham

അമ്പഴം

 Hog Plum/ Neem/ Royal Jasmine

Spondias pinnata / Azadirachta indicaJasminum grandiflorum

14

Chithira

കൂവളം

Beal Tree/ Bengal Quince/ Stone Apple/ Wood Apple

Aegle marmelos

15

Chothy

നീർമരുത്

Arjuna Tree / Queen's Flower

Terminalia arjunaLagerstroemia speciosa

16

Visakham

വയങ്കത

Governor's Plum/Wood Apple/ Ceylon Ironwood/

Indian rose chestnut

Feronia elephantumFeronia limoniaMesua ferreaLimonia acidissima

17

Anizham

ഇലഞ്ഞി

Bullet Wood Tree

Mimusops elengiMesua ferrea

18

Thrikketta

വെട്ടി

Bodh Tree/ Stunted Jack

Aporosa lindleyana

Calamus rotangCalamus wightii

19

Moolam

വെള്ളപ്പൈൻ/

 Veluthakunthirikom

 White Dammar/

Hardwickia/ Sal Tree

Boswellia serrataMangifera indicaShorea robustaHardwickia binata

20

Pooradam

വഞ്ചി

Fish Poison Tree/

 Tinospora

Salix tetraspermaTinospora cordifoliaCalamus pseudotenuis

21

Uthradam

പ്ലാവ്

Jack Fruit Tree/ Bread Fruit

Artocarpus heterophyllusArtocarpus communis

22

Thiruvonam

എരിക്ക്

 Gigantic Swallow/ Swallow Wort

Calotropis proceraCalotropis gigantea

23

 Avittam

വന്നി

Indian Gum Tree/

 Indian Mesquit/ Kejari
 

Moringa oleiferaProsopis cinerariaProsopis spicigeraProsopis juliflora

24

Chathayam

കടമ്പ്

 Kadam Tree/ Indian Oak

Anthocephalus cadambaMitragyna parvifloraNeolamarckia cadamba

25

Pooruruttathi

മാവ്

Mango Tree

Terminalia elliptica

26

Uthruttathi

കരിമ്പന

Bajarbattu

Corypha umbraculifera

27

Revathi

ഇലിപ്പ

Butter Tree

Madhuca longifoliaMadhuca indica