In mars dasa, moon bhukti is the ninth sub period. During this period according to virutcha shastra one has to plant atthi maram (Ficus glomerata) to avoid the bad effects of mars if it is placed in unfavourable houses in one's astrological chart. It is called அத்தி மரம் in tamil. The plant should be planted in public places, temples or in garden.
Before a day of plantation, little bit of paddy should be immersed in water. The plant should be planted in morning during the first monday of mars dasa moon bhukti period . After plantation paddy water should be served to the plant. The paddy should be given to birds.