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Enlightenment tree

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This Bodhi tree is where Buddha achieved enlightenment. Its right behind the Mahabodhi temple. The original tree was destroyed during the Mogul invasion, while some claimed that Asoka's wife cut it down. Fortunately before that, Asoka's daughter brought a seedling to Sri Lanka. The one here is the third generation of the original tree, brought back from Sri Lanka. Right beneath the tree there are many devotees praying and meditate daily from morning to night. Bodhgaya, Gaya, Bihar, India.

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  • Uploaded on April 14, 2013
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    by JIM KM