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Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Anuradhapura

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4.1/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
Probably of the world's oldest fig trees, Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi was allegedly planted in 249 BCE. Revered by Buddhist pilgrims from around the globe, the tree remains one of the most sacred relics in Sri Lanka--worshipers believe Buddha sat under this very fig when he attained Enlightenment. Use our Anuradhapura travel itinerary planner to visit Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi on your trip to Anuradhapura, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Place of devotion of thousands of people. It's amazing to see and go there by children and adults alike. Beautiful place.
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  • Felt wonderful to visit the Maha Bodhi tree and meditate there with my wife. Really felt enchanted and blessed. Really worth the visit 
  • We Have been there in a Sunday evening. There is a Great ceremony every Sunday. Actual every day 3 Times but on Sunday it's just mind blowing. Everywhere lights and people, Meditation, praying , just ...  read more »
  • We prepared a kiri pidu dhanaya early in the morning and attended to the pooja in the morning. The pooja starts at 6.30 and finishes at 7.00
  • It was so calm in there I loved it so much man you should really go there and other places in anuradhapura.
  • After bringing Buddhism to Sri Lanka by Mahinda Thero in 250 BC Emperor Asoka in India sent his daughter Theri Sanghamitta to the island with a branch of the Sacred Bodhi obtained from the main stem of the bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya under which Buddha attained enlightenment. King Tissa received the sapling and planted it at the present site in 249 BC. Taking this information to account today (in 2016) the Sri Maha Bodhi tree is exactly 2266 years old. Thus this tree is  considered the oldest living tree in world in the recorded history.
  • Most sacred place of a Buddhist and a must visit in Sri Lanka.Ancient Sacred Jaya Shri Maha Bodhi stays here 8n Anuradhapura.It is a branch of Shri Maha Bodhi in Buddhagaya, which is the tree Lord buddha rested when attain Enlightment.
  • One of most scared place in Sri Lanka. Every Buddhist must visit.
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