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    The Surrey temple had a tree.
    Devadāru is a Sanskrit word referring to Cedrus deodara (Himalayan cedar), from the Pinaceae family. It is classified as a medicinal plant in the system of Āyurveda (science of Indian medicine) . It is native to the western Himalayas and the Indian subcontinent. It is worshiped as a divine tree among the Hindus and has several legends related to it. It is composed of the Sanskrit words deva (divine) and dāru (tree).”Source: _ Wisdom Library: Āyurveda and botany.
    Gaelic darach “boat of oak” resembles Urdu (Pakistan) darakht “tree” used for fine wood crafts.

    The term daru is familiar as the possible root of druid and associates these 2 cultures. It seems that much Indian tradition came from the Mitanni and Mari people of Asia Minor-Iran.