Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sacred 'Naa" tree, Bodhimaluwa, Parakaduwa, Sri Lanka.

On the road from Avissawella to Rathnapura, at Bodhimaluwa before Parakaduwa is found a tall 'Naa' tree. This has a dangerof falling but is supported by iron supports. During the troubled times of the Seethawaka Kingdom, the sacred Tooth Relic was taken from Kotte to Kuruwita for safekeeping from the Portuguese. The Tooth Relic was kept under this 'Naa' tree, while the accompanying priests took their mid day 'Daana.' This tree is venerated upto today. When it was in danger of falling this support was erected.
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