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Pictures from the Siri Maha Bodhi (Bo Tree) in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. 

Anuradhapura Siri Maha Bodhi (Bo Tree) in Sri Lanka
The sacred Jaya Siri Maha Bodhi (Bo Tree) in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

The sacred Jaya Siri Maha Bodhi (Bo Tree) in Anuradhapura is considered as one of the oldest surviving historical trees in the world.

It was brought from India by the daughter of Emperor Asoka and was planted in Anuradhapura around 249 BC by King Devanampiyatissa. It is supposed to be a branch of the sacred Bodhi Tree under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment in India. It may be thus a direct descendant of the original Bodhi Tree.

The sacred Jaya Siri Maha Bodhi (Bo Tree) 
is an important pilgrimage destination in Sri Lanka. Daily rituals and four annual rituals (incl. on Full Moon Poya Days and during the annual pilgrim season in July or August) are performed at the sacred Siri Maha Bodhi.
 
Anuradhapura Bo Tree in Sri Lanka
Jaya Siri Maha Bodhi (Bodhi Tree) in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

The Bodhi Tree (also named Bo Tree in Sri Lanka) stands on a higher terrace in the historical site of Anuradhapura, at a walking distance from the Ruwanwelisaya Dagoba. It is supported by an elaborate metal structure. For more than 2000 years, people have kept uninterrupted watch over the Bo Tree.

Image at the Sri Maha Bodhiya (Bodhi Tree) shrine in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
Image at the foot of the Jaya Siri Maha Bodhi (Bodhi Tree) shrine in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.


 

Links

Siri Maha Bodhi
This is the official web site of the Sacred Jaya Siri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura by the Living Heritage Trust of Sri Lanka.
Mirisawetiya
The official web site of Mirisawetiya has also detailed information on the other sites of Anuradhapura, including the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi.

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