Unlike most of the banyans in the city that have their roots trimmed to make way for urban life, this one in the theosophical society has been allowed to spread its roots. The girth of the main trunk is immense. Some of its branches have broken and are held up by iron rods. And yet the tree continues to grow, much like the grand old banyan in the same grounds that i blogged about last month. Look at the roots on the ground.. from a distance they resemble snakes!