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Sacred fig

Ficus religiosa


Ficus religiosa or sacred fig is a species of fig native to Indian subcontinent, south-west China and Indochina. It belongs to the Moraceae, the fig or mulberry family. It is also known as the bodhi tree,[2] pippala tree, peepal tree or ashwattha tree


The Ficus religiosa tree is considered sacred by the followers of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna says, "I am the Peepal tree among the trees, Narada among the sages, Chitraaratha among the Gandharvas, And sage Kapila among the Siddhas Today is Wesak fullmoon Poya day.

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1 Comment

syzygy 6 months ago

Beautiful spotting! Also thanks for great backgroud knowledge!

Some related from around me:

Grape and wine are also sacred and have their own saint here: Szent Orbán
Source (hun):


Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on May 21, 2016
Submitted on May 21, 2016

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