Historical Pipal Tree Planted

A pipal tree that stands at Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, was planted in 245 BCE where it was transplanted from Bodh Gaya, India from the famous Bo tree which Siddhartha Gautama meditated continuously until becoming a Buddha.

      245 BCE
      Siddhartha Gautama
      Sri Lanka, India

Additional Information:

  • Information About the Peepal Tree | Hunker
    The peepal tree, Ficus religiosa, also known as the “bodhi” tree, is a deciduous tree that is native to India. This tree is sacred to those of the Buddhist faith, as it is believed to be the personification of Buddha. Cuttings from this tree exist in Sri Lanka that date back to 288 B.C.
  • Ficus religiosa – Wikipedia
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    Jul 6, 2018 – The Peepal tree is associated with Yama, the god of death and the tree is often planted outside the village near crematoriums. …. It is no wonder that such a tree that is full of cultural significance and history is chosen for …
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