Local people and pilgrims praying and giving flower gifts at the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi temple in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

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Local people and pilgrims praying and giving flower gifts at the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi temple in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.
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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is a sacred fig tree in the Mahamewna Gardens, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is said to be the right-wing branch from the historical Sri Maha Bodhi at Buddha Gaya in India under which Lord Buddha attained Enlightenment. It was planted in 288 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.
Location: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.