Botanical Name                      Triticum aestivum

Common Name                      Wheat, gehun, kanak (Hindi), Godumai (Tamil), godhuma (Sanskrit)

Religious Significance            It is associated with Surya (one of Nava Dhanyas) which is wheat.

In Vedic astrology Surya is considered a mild malefic on account of his hot, dry nature. Surya represents soul, will-power, fame, the eyes, general vitality, courage, kingship, father, highly placed persons and authority

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