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Know The Actual Story Behind the Name "Langra Mango"

The Langra Mango is well-known around the world for its delicious flavour, but very few people are likely to be aware of how it gained its name.

Sandeep Kr Tiwari
The 'Langra' fruit is also known as 'Malda' Mango in portions of northern India and Bihar, referring to the town of Malda in West Bengal.
The 'Langra' fruit is also known as 'Malda' Mango in portions of northern India and Bihar, referring to the town of Malda in West Bengal.

The fact that Indian mangoes are exported in large quantities to around 40 various countries worldwide should be enough to express their beauty. In this article, we're going to tell you about the beautiful mango variety known as "Langra".

About 1,500 varieties of mangoes are found in India, including 1,000 commercial varieties.  The fact that each variety of mango has a unique name and flavor makes them very special. Mangoes are produced in India in about 15 million tons annually. Mangoes are in high demand domestically and there is also a large international market for Indian mangoes. 

The story of the langra mango is about 300 years old

The Langra Mango is well-known around the world for its delicious flavor, but very few people are likely to be aware of how it gained its name. In addition, we'll provide some crucial details on its production. It is important to know that the cultivation of the Langra Mango started in Banaras, Uttar Pradesh.

A tree was planted by the monk who visited the Banaras Shiva temple

It is reported that a priest with bad legs served in a Banaras-area temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The priest was known as the "langra priest" because of this disability. Once upon a time, a monk visited the temple to stay, and while he was there, he planted two mango seedlings. The monk informed the priest that the plant's first fruits would be offered to Lord Shiva once it developed into a tree and began bearing fruit.

The langra mango eventually became well-known throughout Banaras as a result of the monk's assurance to the priest that he would not share the tree's fruit with anyone else. Later, when the tree began to bear fruit, the priest initially dedicated the mangoes to Lord Shiva. However, later the king of Banaras also took the priest's mangoes, despite the monk's earlier refusal to share the fruit of those trees with anyone.

As soon as the mango from the temple got to the king, it started gaining popularity across Banaras and people began referring to it as a langra mango because of the priest's disability. Since then, this mango variety's name has changed to langra mango.  In India, Langra mango is grown mainly in Uttar Pradesh.

The 'Langra' Mango, also known as the Banarasi Langra, is a mango cultivar mostly grown in Varanasi in Northern India. The 'Langra' fruit is also known as 'Malda' Mango in portions of northern India and Bihar, referring to the town of Malda in West Bengal.

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