The "Banyan" in Hinduism, trees have held great significance. They are considered sacred and are often associated with Gods and goddesses. The Vat, Bargad or Banyan tree is one of the most venerated trees in Hinduism. It has the ability to grow and survive for centuries and is compared to as God's shelter to his devotees. It has large leaves, which are commonly used worship and rituals. This tree is also highly regarded in Buddhism as it is believed that Gautam Buddha sat under this tree for seven days after he attained enlightenment to absorb his new-found realization.