The Parijaat tree is a sacred baobab tree in the village of Kintoor, near Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India, about which there are several legends.
Kintur, about 38 kilometres (24 mi) east of the district headquarters, Barabanki, was named after Kunti, mother of the Pandavas. Near a temple established by Kunti, is a special tree called Parijaat which is said to grow from Kunti’s ashes.
There are a number of legends about this tree which have popular acceptance.
One being that Arjun brought this tree from heavens and Kunti used to offer and crown Lord Shiva with its flowers.
Another saying being, that Lord Krishna brought this tree for his beloved queen Satyabhama or Rukmini.
According to the Harivansh Puraan the Parijaat Tree is a Kalpavriksha, or wish bearing tree, which, apart from this tree, is only found in heaven.
Historically, though these saying may have some bearing or not, but it is true that this tree is from a very ancient background. Newly-weds visit the tree for blessings, and every Tuesday a fair is held where local people worship the tree.