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Sri Lanka to give India Maha Bodhi tree sapling

[Hindu, Friday, 30 April 2010 07:21 No Comment]

To mark the 2,600th Buddha Jayanti, Sri Lanka will present India a sapling of the Maha Bodhi tree, under which Gautama Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment.

The Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is a sacred fig tree at Anuradhapura town and is said to be a sapling of the historical Bodhi tree.

Oldest tree

It is the oldest recorded tree in the world.

According to a statement by the Sri Lanka government, a 10-member Indian delegation is currently at Anuradhapura to receive the sapling.

It will be planted in the new Buddha Udyana being created in Patna to commemorate 2,600 years of the Sambuddha Jayanthi.

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