What does the reference to raw mythology imply?
The Banyan tree is a mythological one, and when his grandmother calls it along with the other trees to be sacred. A religious sentiment is brought out in not just the poet but the reader as well. When the tree is slaughtered on the orders of the poet's father, a mystery is revealed. First the scraggy aerial roots were brought down unleashing age old trunk that had a circumference of fifty feet. It was a tree that had witnessed ages and held all the knowledge knotted inside. When it was brought down it felt as if all the mythology was revealed to the poet. The darkness and the concealed, the enlightenment it has secreted away since so long. The reasons and the answers to all the logics all was beheld by the tree and now was slaughtered.