The Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya India is said to be the tree under which the Gautama Buddha sat when he attained enlightenment. It is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists of all traditions. The Mahabodhi Temple, which marks the site of the Bodhi tree, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Cuttings from the Bodhi Tree also have been replanted at Buddhist sites around the world.
The Bodhi Tree is a pipal tree, also referred to as:
- sacred fig tree
- ficus religiosa
- ashvattha (Sanskrit)
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