From a distance this tree reminded me of the “Hometree” from the movie Avatar. Just one massive tree in the middle of the field. I took a slight detour to explore further and found out that this tree is a temple – Sita Mandir. So my initial instinct was right.The only difference was this hometree served a similar purpose as in the movie but the location was Varanasi and not Pandora. And also there were only humans here and not Navis 😛
While talking to him, this baba revealed that even his great grandfather couldn’t tell since when this tree has been in this place and when it was converted in to a temple. So I guess it’s something we would never know.