A learned thera who knew the Sinhalese Tipitaka was imported thence, as well as a branch of the bo-tree.
They are afterwards hung on the sacred bo-tree, but never burned.
The city also contains a sacred bo-tree, which is said to date back to the year 245 B.C.
Making flower and other offerings to the great bo-tree, he walked round it.
They saw here the sacred bo-tree, of which they had before been informed.
Usually a bo-tree is planted on the graves of the Kandy priests.
In the precincts is always to be found a Bodhi-tree (bo-tree, p. 519), if the climate and soil will admit of its being reared.
Local authority declares the Kandy bo-tree to be the oldest one living.
Its scientific name is the Ficus religiosa; for it is the sacred fig of India, and it is called the bo-tree in Ceylon.
From that circumstance also the monarch, overjoyed, a third time dedicated the empire to the great bo-tree.