bo-tree

Buddhist - A form of fig tree: the tree of Buddha. Buddha is said to have received enlightenment while meditating under a bo-tree. The original tree was burnt by King Asoka but it was miraculously restored. When his queen had it cut down again, another miracle restored it once again. The tree is said to shed its leaves and develop a new set on the anniversary of the day on which Buddha attained the state of nirvana. Also referred to as bo-tree, peepul, peepul, rose-apple tree, rose-apple tree, Tree of Buddha, Tree of Buddha, bodhi tree, bodhi tree, bo tree, bodhidruma or bodhidruma.

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