It is a matter of immense pride with loads of emotions attached to it for the hallowed Fig tree located in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, namely, the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi to be globally renowned. It is an oldest living human-planted tree with its planted date known in 288 BC, and is the one under which Lord Buddha got inspiration to attain wisdom. Today, it is surrounded by a sacred place, along with countless beautiful candles and its long branches are suspended by bedecked brass limb-holders. Further, it is a very famous abode for the followers of Buddhism who come from different parts of the world and is therefore emerges as country’s one of the most prized remnants of the Buddhists. However, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with great archeological relevance.
It is a tree of miracles brought to Sri Lanka by the Theri Sangamitta, daughter of Emperor Asoka in 249 BC. Its roots were planted by King Devanampiyatissa in the Mahameghavana Park. Undoubtedly, it is going to be a wise decision of your life if you come here as the place is stocked with refurbished monuments, preserved compositions, restored ruins and historical sites. But, you may not be able to discover each one of them, so better plan a day out to see some ultimate rock carvings of towering lavishness, awesome grace, huge pillars bear the live testimony of royal leftovers, inspirational temples and gompas, or gracefully stone cut swimming pools of cultured hydrology. Hence add five stars to your whole Sri Lanka travel experience.
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