(Last Updated on : 06/07/2013)
Mythologies are popular about the origination of Kadamba tree. According to one legend, Kadamba tree is a type of mythical tree, which is assumed to be the 'Tree of Buddhism'.
The association of Kadamba tree with Lord Krishna also has been established by some experts . The exotic dance of Krishna with her soul mate Radha and his darling gopis under the Kadamba tree is a popular topic of the legend of Krishna-Radha legend and is often represented in miniature paintings. The Kadamba tree is held consecrated by the devotees of Lord Krishna and its flowers are used as offerings at various temples. A Kadamba tree therefore stands as a symbol of reuniting parted lovers.
Several legends that are related to the Kadamba tree also are famous. Under the Kadmba tree, Krishna has been seen to swing from the branches and dance in festivity with all the milkmaids of Vrindavana. There is another interesting story popular about the Kadamba tree. In order to tackle the King of snakes, the Lord Krishna arrived at the place with other cowherd boys. He had climbed the huge Kadamba tree. From there, he jumped into the toxic waters of the Yamuna.