Sri Lanka’s Bodhi tree planted at Tam Chúc Pagoda

July 23, 2018 - 11:00
Viet Nam News

A monk from Tam Chúc Pagoda, located in the northern province of Hà Nam, plants a Bodhi tree presented by Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament Karu Jayasuriya at a ceremony on Sunday. The Bodhi tree is a branch of Sri Lanka’s 2,250 year-old Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, the oldest tree of its kind in the world. The Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi is said to be the right-wing branch (southern branch) from the historical Sri Maha Bodhi at Buddha Gaya in India under which Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Thị Chinh