Ashvattha is Shri Krishna
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The question naturally arises: Why such a highly exalted honored position is accorded to the Ashvattha tree? The answer is straight: Bhagavan Sri Krishna Himself has proclaimed in his Bhagvadgita: Asvatthah sarvavrksanam = Among all the trees I am the Asvattha! It is honored since it is the holiest of all the holy trees. It can very well stand as a true symbol (satya pratika) of OM, which in turn is the true symbol of the Parabrahma Paramatman.