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Bamboo


Botanical Name Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss
Common NameBamboo, Bans (Hindi), Moongil (Tamil), Venu (Sanskrit)

Distribution

Throughout India

Religious association

The bamboo flute – Bansuri or Venu is associated with Lord Krishna. The common names of the Lord - Venugopal, Bansilal, Murali and Muralidhar reflect this association.

Uses

Bamboo is used for making baskets, hats and various other articles. Young bamboo shoots are edible. It is also medicinal.

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