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Title
Sri Mahā Bodhi shrine; Sacred Bodhi tree
Creator
de Silva, Preethi
Date Created and/or Issued
2016
Publication Information
Claremont Colleges Library
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Ancient Cultural Sites and Royal Residences
Rights Information
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Description
The frail, remaining branches of the original tree are at left and now supported by metal props. The original tree grew from a branch of the tree under which the Buddha attained Enlightenment, which was brought to Sri Lanka by the nun, Therī Sanghamittā, daughter of the great Indian Buddhist Emperor Aśoka, whose son, the monk Mahinda (Mihindu) Thera, earlier had preached to the reigning king Tissa (later named Devānampiya Tissa) at Mihintalé near Anuradhapura and convinced him to become a follower of the Buddhist doctrine.
Type
image
Format
image/tiff
Identifier
acs00249.TIF
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/339
Subject
Shrines (structures)
Bodhi Tree
Time Period
In 3rd c. BCE and later
Place
Mahāvihāra (The "great" monastery): Sri Mahā Bodhi
Anurādhapura
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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