Bilva Tree

Aegle marmelos, a Shiva sacred tree, also called Bel tree. The Bilva leaf consists of three leaves that are associated with Shiva’s three eyes.

Lakshmi worshiped Shiva daily with 10,000 flowers. One day two were missing, she cut off her breasts and offered them to Shiva. He was deeply impressed by the devotion and determined that Lakshmi’s breasts would grow as fruits of the Bilva tree.