Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss
Common Name: Bamboo, Bans (Hindi), Moongil (Tamil), Venu (Sanskrit)
Distribution: Throughout India
In Religion and Mythology
Lord Krishna with his bamboo flute
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.