A quote from the book Paradisus by Geraldine King Tam: "In Hindu mythology the mango tree was the fabled transformation of Prajapati (God of Creation), and Sanskrit poems praise not only the fruit but the flowers. In the Sanskrit play 'Shakantala' the flower is invoked as one of the arrows of Kama Deva (Cupid). A grove of mango trees was presented tothe Buddha so that he could rest in its shade. The flowers are still used in the worship of Saraswati, the Goddess of Wisdom and Art, in early spring, and of Shiva a month or so later"

When I was in southern India I saw a very giant mango tree in the courtyard of an impressive temple. I was told that it is where Saraswati and Shiva were married. The people were circumambulating the tree. The tree is claimed to be 3000 years old.