Banni tree, considered a symbol of courage, peace and prosperity, is the State Tree of Rajasthan and newly formed Telangana. In Tamil it is called ‘Vanni’, in Telugu ‘Jammi’; in Sanskrit ‘Shami’ and in Hindi ‘Khejri’. This was the tree that the Pandavas hid their weapons in during their one-year exile incognito. May 2, 2017