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| Last Updated:: 25/08/2023



Botanical Name

Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss

Common Name

Bamboo, Bans (Hindi), Moongil (Tamil), Venu (Sanskrit)


Throughout India

Religious association



The bamboo flute – Bansuri or Venu is associated with Lord Krishna. The common names of the Lord - Venugopal, Bansilal, Murali and Muralidhar reflect this association.




Bamboo is used for making baskets, hats and various other articles. Young bamboo shoots are edible. It is also medicinal.