Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The sea route taken to transport the sacred Bo Sapling.
Reconstructions of the boat which transported the sacred Bodhi sapling
Entrance to the site near the sea-shore.
The sacred Bo Tree at Anuradhapura had its origins more than 2000 years ago from the original Bo tree under which the Lord Buddha attained Enlightenement at Buddha Gaya. A branch was taken as a transplant and was brought to Sri Lanka. Accompanying the sacred Sapling was Sangamiththa Theri. They landed at this point in Sri Lanka and were taken in procession to Anuradhapura the then capital of Sri Lanka.