Thursday, October 25, 2012

බෝ[Bo]/Peepal/Sacred Bo (Ficus religiosa)


An introduced tree from Himalayan forests of India to Sri Lanka. Bo is the tree it is said that under which the Lord Buddha attained the enlightenment. A sprig of that same tree was brought to Sri Lanka in the year 288 B.C. and still survives at the Mahamevna garden of Anuradhapura – the ancient capital of Sri Lanka – and which is known as the oldest historical tree. In Sri Lanka it is commonly cultivated at temples, parks, along roads etc. 

2 comments:

  1. How come a shadow has fallen over the bo leaf? Was it a morning?

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    1. This picture was taken around 10-11 AM under back-light situation and it is a shadow of another Bo leaf.

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