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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Enlightenment tree

That lady saw me tinkering with my curiosity and walked towards me. "You like it?" she asked. "It's pretty," I answered.

She then became animated in explaining that 'this is the tree where the Buddha was born under.' Wikipedia explains that under this tree the Lord Buddha achieved enlightenment or Bodhi. Also known as the Sacred Fig, it takes 100-3,000 years to fully grow.


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5 comments:

Indrani said...

It is called the Canon ball flower. This tree has many stories and is definitely considered sacred.

Rajesh said...

The flower is very beautiful.

bracomfotografie said...

beautiful photos and details

Arija said...

the first time I saw cannon-ball trees was in the Singapore Botanical Gardens. The huge flowers are so beautiful.

Carver said...

Beautiful flowers on the tree and very interesting about that being a sacred fig tree.