|Bael or Stone Apple is the Hindu God Shiva’s tree!
Maha Shivaratri, the annual festival in reverence of Shiva is mainly celebrated by offering Bael leaves.
Bael is regarded as one of the sacred trees of Indian heritage where the fruit is also used in religious rituals. Its fruit can be eaten fresh or after being dried. The fresh juice is strained and sweetened to make a drink similar to lemonade.