In mars dasa, saturn bhukti is the fourth sub period. During this period according to virutcha shastra one has to plant pulia maram (Tamarindus indicus) to avoid the bad effects of mars if it is placed in unfavourable houses in one's astrological chart. It is called புளிய மரம் in tamil.The plant should be planted in public places, temples or in garden.
Before a day of plantation, little bit of green gram should be immersed in water.The plant should be planted in morning during the first saturday of mars dasa saturn bhukti period . After plantation green gram water should be served to the plant. The green gram should be given to buffalo.