Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Sunday, November 28, 2021









Botanical Name

Cicer arietinum

Common name

Gram pea ( English ), Kondaikadalai (Tamil)

Religious significance 

 It is associated with Mangal (Mars). Lord Mars (Shri Angarahan)

He is the son of Prithvi (Goddess Earth) and shown with four hands. His two hands are holding a mace and javelin and other two are held in abhaya and varada mudra. Lord Mars is associated with war, red colour, coral and Tuesday.


Chickpeas are an excellent source of the essentail nutrients, iron, folate, phosphorus, protein, and dietary fiber. Chickpeas are low in fat and most of this is polysatrurated.