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Bodhi -Tree Shrine III

  Province North Central
  District Anuradhapura
  Nearest Town Anuradhapura
  Period first centaury B.C.
  Ruler king Mahinda IV & king Kassapa V


This is most ancient Bodhi-tree shrine of the Abhayagiri monastery as reported by the Chineeā€™s monk fa-hien who visited Sri Lanka in the 5th century A.D. The Buddha images and vajirasanas (sacred seats) found around the Bodi-tree and the remains of four construction phases from the first centaury B.C. are visible here. The Bodhi-tree that was originally planted here was from a seedling of the Jajasrimaha Bodhi-tree of India.


Samadhi Budhi Buddha image pit for Bodhi tree Sacred foot print Sacred seat inscriptions