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Shiva.N. Kumar

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Apr 30, 2010, 12:05:37 AM4/30/10
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Sri Lanka to give India Maha Bodhi tree sapling

........by.......B. Muralidhar Reddy...........from the pages of THE HINDU newspaper. 

COLOMBO: To mark the 2,600th Buddha Jayanti, Sri Lanka will present India a sapling of the Maha Bodhi tree, under which Gautama Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment.

The Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is a sacred fig tree at Anuradhapura town and is said to be a sapling of the historical Bodhi tree. It is the oldest recorded tree in the world.

According to a statement by the government, a 10-member Indian delegation is currently at Anuradhapura to receive the sapling. It will be planted in the new Buddha Udyana being created in Patna to commemorate 2,600 years of the Sambuddha Jayanthi.

The delegation is expected to brief the Sri Lankan government on the Sambuddha Jayanthi celebrations to be held there for a whole year.

Meanwhile, Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Ashok K. Kantha paid a courtesy call on the newly appointed Prime Minister, D.M. Jayaratne.

“The High Commissioner noted the close and friendly relations between India and Sri Lanka,” the Indian mission said in a statement.
 
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R. Vijayasankar

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Apr 30, 2010, 12:35:54 AM4/30/10
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Thank you Shiva ji,
 
I am interested to know the species name of the Fig (Ficus) tree. Any idea?

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Vijayasankar Raman
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J.M. Garg

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May 23, 2010, 7:03:34 AM5/23/10
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"Thank you Shiva ji,
 
I am interested to know the species name of the Fig (Ficus) tree. Any idea?

With regards

Vijayasankar Raman"

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tanay bose

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May 23, 2010, 7:44:13 AM5/23/10
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Dear Vijayasankay ji,
According to Wikipedia the tree is Ficus religiosa . Kindly take a look at the link and get to know more about the significance of the plant.
 
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Anand Kumar Bhatt

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May 23, 2010, 7:47:41 AM5/23/10
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ficus religiosa that is peepul.
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tanay bose

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May 23, 2010, 7:56:12 AM5/23/10
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Yes it is thats what has been depicted in Wikipedia Anand Ji
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Anand Kumar Bhatt

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May 23, 2010, 8:00:29 AM5/23/10
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There is an interesting story about the sacred Bodhi tree. All latex carrying especially ficus varieties can be propagated by cuttings. The original Bodhi tree was at Gaya where it died.
During the time of Ashok, he sent emissaries to different countries with the saplings or cuttings of the sacred peepul tree. The one to Srilanka was carried by his son and it was planted at Anuradhapur. Somehow Anuradhapur was abandoned and was lost to the world for a few centuries. When it was rediscovered the tree had become huge. As the tree at Bodhi Gaya had died, a twig from Anuradhapur was carried to Gaya and planted at the same spot. Last I saw it was just after my marriage when we had to spend a few hours there to change the trains. It was a fairly big tree, and must have grown bigger now. It was 35 years ago.
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tanay bose

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May 23, 2010, 8:09:03 AM5/23/10
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I have seen it 6 yrs back its reaaly huge in size.
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