Anuradhapura Sights

Sri Maha Bodhi Tree

Ruins located in Anuradhapura
 

Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is a Sacred Fig tree in the Mahamewna Gardens. It is said to be the right-wing branch (southern branch) from the historical Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi at BuddhaGaya in India under which Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment. It was planted in 249 BC, and is the oldest living human-planted tree in the world with a known planting date. Today it is one of the most sacred relics of the Buddhists in Sri Lanka and respected by Buddhists all over the world.

 
Sri Maha Bodhi Tree
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