The advent of spring, the mango blooms and bursts to fruit!
“A beautiful, golden radiant princess, the daughter of Sun God landed on Earth. The King of the land instantly fell in love with her, and desired to marry her. However, a sorceress fell jealous of how King was enamoured by her, and turned her into ashes. From these ashes a huge tree with dark green leaves grew, which bore golden fruits taking to the radiance of the princess. As one of the fruits ripened and fell on Earth, it instantly turned back into the same Princess Surya Bai. The King recognised her, and they got married.”
This is how the legend of the origin of a mango tree, symbolizing eternal love, is mentioned in ancient Sanskrit literature.
The tree is known to date back to 4000BC in India and the fruit it bore, has been known as the ‘fruit of Gods’.
There is another legend which says that :
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