Images of India : Uttarakhand to search for the mythical herb Sanjeevani !

himalayaUttarakhand will soon begin a multi-million dollar search in the Himalayas for the mythical Sanjeevani Booti plant believed to hold life-saving properties. While many wild plants with medicinal properties grow in the Himalayas, there is scant evidence that the plant Sanjeevani ever existed, with sages and modern researchers failing for centuries to find it. The search will focus on the Dronagiri range of the Himalayas near the Chinese border, one mountain of which is mentioned in the epic Ramayana as being the site where the magical herb grows. Ancient texts say the plant glows in the dark.