Hindus have also paid great respect to trees and other plants as they are the foundation of life. In Hindu religious texts such as the Puranas great importance has been shown to trees and plants, equating them with Gods. It has been written to treat them as members of the family. Scientists have stated that trees and plants are living beings.
Today is the international day of forests. In Hinduism there seems to be the most wonderful deities for all parts of Human existence. I was so surprised upon my research to find about we have a ‘forest goddess’. Did you know we actually have our own forest goddesses? What a perfect way to introduce the beautiful goddess Arayani, the goddess of the forests, on international forest day.