Sri Maha Bodhi at Anuradhapura
Photo and Text by Siri
The branches of this sacred "Bo" tree, with a recorded history of more than 2,000 years, seems surprisingly slight and fragile. For this reason the branches are supported with iron crutches to prevent any mishaps during heavy rains or strong wind storms. The tree stands among other younger trees, on a special platform, protected by a gold plated railing. It is believed that most of the older Bo trees in Sri Lanka and some in other Buddhist countries are descendants of this sacred tree.

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