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Has Ramdev done what Hanuman couldn’t?

india Updated: Sep 29, 2008 00:37 IST
Anupam Trivedi
Anupam Trivedi
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As the Ramayana goes: even the mighty Hanuman failed to locate this herb, forcing him to carry an entire mountain all the way to Lanka. But Baba Ramdev’s Pitanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar has claimed to locate the sanjeevani booti.

“We have found two plants of sanjeevani group after roaming at a height of nearly 15,000 feet in the Dronagiri hills,” Acharya Balkrishna, a key associate of Baba Ramdev told the Hindustan Times. Two ayurvedic doctors, he said, accompanied him to Donagiri.

The sanjeevani plant is well known for its medicinal properties and is mentioned in Ayurveda and other ancient texts.

Balkrishna claimed sanjeevani booti is a group of medicinal plants, which includes mrit sanjeevani (Aussureau), kasturi komal (Gossipiphora), van (Pleurospermum Candollei).

“Mrit Sanjeevani is one of the rarest plants discovered by our team,” claims Balkrishna.

Mrit Sanjeevani, according to Ramayan, has “resurrecting quality” and “Lakshman was brought to life because of this medicine”.

According to Ramayana, Hanuman couldn’t find sanjeevani booti and lifted the entire Dronagiri hills. However, it took just six days for the team of Acharaya to discover the booti.