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Arrival of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi sapling in Sri Lanka

The Sacred Bo tree; Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka is the oldest living tree in documented history of the world. It is a sapling from the historical Bodhi tree under which Buddha enlightened. It was planted in 288 BCF and is the oldest living human-planted tree in the world with a known planting date. It was brought from Buddhagaya India by the Ven. Sanghamitta Therini, a sister of Arhant Mahinda – who introduced the Teachings of the Buddha to Sri Lanka.

Issued Country Sri Lanka
Issued Year 2000
Category Buddhist Symbol Events Buddhist Personality
Type Commemorative/Special Stamps
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