Happiness Under the Bodhi Tree

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I took this picture during the International Tipitaka Chanting Ceremony which was standing in Bodh Gaya (बोधगया), in the Indian state of Bihar.
Those Tibetan women were happy to be under the Bodhi Tree at the Mahabodhi Temple, the place of Gautama Buddha’s attainment of nirvana (Enlightenment).

The Bodhi Tree is a large and very old Sacred Fig tree (Ficus religiosa) under which Siddhartha Gautama, the spiritual teacher and founder of Buddhism later known as Gautama Buddha, achieved enlightenment, or Bodhi.
In religious iconography, the Bodhi tree is recognizable by its heart-shaped leaves, which are usually prominently displayed.
According to Buddhist texts the Buddha, after his Enlightenment, spent a whole week in front of the tree, standing with unblinking eyes, gazing at it with gratitude.
This tree is a frequent destination for pilgrims, being the most important of the four holy sites for Buddhists.

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