According to Buddhist tradition, a Bo tree, also called a Bodhi tree, is the sacred fig under which the Buddha sat when he attained Enlightenment (Bodhi) at Bodh Gaya (near Gaya, west-central Bihar state, India). A living tree at Anuradhapura Sri Lanka, said to have grown from a cutting from the original Bo tree, is believed to be the oldest planted tree with a recorded year of 288 BC.

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Sanskrit