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[[File:Bodhgaya 3639641913 f4c5f73689 t.jpg|thumb|The Mahabodhi Tree at the Sri [[Mahabodhi Temple]] in Bodh Gaya]]
 
[[File:Bodhgaya 3639641913 f4c5f73689 t.jpg|thumb|The Mahabodhi Tree at the Sri [[Mahabodhi Temple]] in Bodh Gaya]]
  
The '''Bodhi Tree''' in [[Bodh Gaya]] India is said to be the tree under which the Buddha sat when he attained enlightenment. It is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists.
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The '''Bodhi Tree''' in [[Bodh Gaya]] India is said to be the tree under which the Buddha sat when he attained enlightenment. The original Bodhi tree "was cut, burned and uprooted by various Hindu kings" over the years.<ref name=buswell/> But each time the tree was replaced by seedlings said to be from the original tree.<ref name=buswell/>
 
 
While the original Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya was burnt down, the current Bodhi Tree on the same site is said to be a descendent of the original tree (that was replanted from a cutting of the original tree).
 
  
 
Cuttings from the Bodhi Tree have been replanted at Buddhist sites around the world.<ref name=buswell/>
 
Cuttings from the Bodhi Tree have been replanted at Buddhist sites around the world.<ref name=buswell/>
  
The Bodhi Tree is a ''pipal'' tree,<ref name=buswell>{{Buswell inline full|Bodhi tree}}</ref> also referred to as:
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The Bodhi Tree is a ''pipal'' tree,<ref name=buswell>{{Buswell inline full|Bodhi Tree}}</ref> also referred to as:
 
* sacred fig tree
 
* sacred fig tree
 
* ficus religiosa
 
* ficus religiosa
 
* ashvattha (Sanskrit)<ref name="gethin">{{cite book|last=Gethin|first=Rupert|authorlink=Rupert Gethin|title=The Foundations of Buddhism|page=22|publisher=Oxford University Press|year=1998|ISBN=9780192892232}}</ref>
 
* ashvattha (Sanskrit)<ref name="gethin">{{cite book|last=Gethin|first=Rupert|authorlink=Rupert Gethin|title=The Foundations of Buddhism|page=22|publisher=Oxford University Press|year=1998|ISBN=9780192892232}}</ref>
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The Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. The [[Mahabodhi Temple]], whch marks the site of the Bodhi tree, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Revision as of 12:58, 13 July 2019

The Mahabodhi Tree at the Sri Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya

The Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya India is said to be the tree under which the Buddha sat when he attained enlightenment. The original Bodhi tree "was cut, burned and uprooted by various Hindu kings" over the years.[1] But each time the tree was replaced by seedlings said to be from the original tree.[1]

Cuttings from the Bodhi Tree have been replanted at Buddhist sites around the world.[1]

The Bodhi Tree is a pipal tree,[1] also referred to as:

  • sacred fig tree
  • ficus religiosa
  • ashvattha (Sanskrit)[2]

The Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. The Mahabodhi Temple, whch marks the site of the Bodhi tree, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Princeton Dict icon 166px.png Robert E. Buswell Jr., Donald S. Lopez Jr., The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism (Princeton: 2014), entry for Bodhi Tree
  2. Gethin, Rupert (1998). The Foundations of Buddhism. Oxford University Press. p. 22. ISBN 9780192892232. 


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