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Bodhi Fig Tree Lane

Religious Significance Ficus religiosa, commonly known as Bodhi tree or peepal tree, is a species of fig that belongs to the fig or mulberry family Moraceae. It is also known as sacred fig as it is considered sacred in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. Gautama Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment while meditating underneath a sacred fig. The tree is located in present-day Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India which is one of the most important four main Buddhist pilgrimage sites. In India, the sacred figs are…

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