- the pipal, or sacred fig tree, Ficus religiosa, of India, under which the founder of Buddhism is reputed to have attained the Enlightenment that constituted him the Buddha.
Origin of bo tree
Examples from the Web for bodhi tree
Historical Examples of bodhi tree
In India each Buddha was associated with his own bodhi-tree or tree of wisdom.The Sacred Tree
J. H. Philpot
Bodhi-tree, the tree at Buddha-Gaya, species ficus religiosa.The Gospel of Buddha
Towards evening he walks to the Bodhi-tree and meets a grass-cutter who offers him grass to make a seat.Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)
In the middle of the enclosure is the Bodhi-tree, under which is the diamond throne called Bodhi-maṇḍa.
In old days, when Buddha was alive, the Bodhi-tree—which is a Pippala or sacred fig-tree—was several hundred feet high.
- the sacred peepul at Buddh Gaya under which Gautama Siddhartha attained enlightenment and became the Buddha
Word Origin for Bodhi Tree
- another name for the peepul
Word Origin for bo tree
1680s, from Sinhalese bo, from Pali bodhi, short for bodhi-taru "bo tree," literally "tree of wisdom or enlightenment" (related to Sanskrit buddhah "awakened;" see bid) + taru "tree."