Friday, July 1, 2011

Dagoba and the sacred Bo tree

Many sinhala buddhists of Sri Lanka believe that kataragama deviyo is a guardian deity of Buddha sasana and he is the presiding deity of great kataharagama, Uggal Aluthnuwra and many other places in Sri Lanka.

The sacred Bo tree situated near the Dagoba. It is believed one of the saplings of Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.
This tree has been planted and the Dagoba and the shrine("Viharage") have been constructed in the 16th century