bhang one of the five sacred plants mentioned in vedas
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The seed of our Culture was sowed thousands of centuries ago in a large body of ancient texts knows as Vedas. From amongst the four Vedas: the Rigveda, the Yajurveda, the Samaveda, and the Atharvaveda. The Atharva Veda is considered to be an encyclopedia for medicine.

Yes. Cannabis plant is mentioned Sacred under Atharva Veda book 11 hymn 8 or verse 15.

पञ्च राज्यानि वीरुधां सोमश्रेष्ठानि ब्रूमः।
दर्भो भङ्गो यवः सह ते नो मुञ्चन्त्व् अंहसः॥

“To the five kingdoms of the plants which Soma rules as Lord we speak.
Darbha, bhang, barley, mighty power: may these deliver us from woe.”

The word ‘भङ्ग’ (bhang) here refers to the cannabis plant.

But what do these plants signify in our Indian Vedic History?

Peepal

Also known as ‘Asvattha’ is the tree of enlightenment. 

Gautam Buddha meditated and attained enlightenment under Asvattha tree.

Soma

This plant was used to make drink of immortality for the Gods.

Darbha

This is a sacred grass which  was used to prepare seats for our Gods and Maha Rishis.

It is also used as a medicine to treat various illnesses in Ayurveda.

Barley

It’s a food grain mentioned in vedas for our appetite.

Bhaang

Also known as Cannabis was used to heal Lord Shiva after he drank the Halahal poison that came out as a byproduct of ‘Samundra Manthan’.

This tells enough how powerful the plant can be.

With over 50,000 industrial uses , 1000+ medicinal uses and a pathway to spiritual growth if used responsibly , it is Banned.

Such a rich history of Indian cannabis culture and we idolize western nations. 

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