Bodhi Plant FICUS RELIGIOSA - Bigger Trunk - 2 Feet Tall - Ship in 3 Gal Pot
Bodhi Plant FICUS RELIGIOSA Sacred Fig Tree Live Plant With Good Root - Bigger Trunk - Great For Bonsai 2 Feet Tall - Ship in 3 Gal Pot This tree is sacred in Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism. It is revered as a holy tree in India where it goes by the name Pipal tree. The Buddha (Sakyamuni) (Siddhartha Gautama) is said to have been sitting underneath a Bo-Tree when he was enlightened (Bodhi). Thus, the Bo-Tree is well-known symbol for happiness, prosperity, longevity and good luck. Today in India, Hindu sadhus still meditate under this tree, and in Theravada Buddhist Southeast Asia, the tree's massive trunk is often the site of Buddhist and animist shrines. The Hindus do pradakshina (circumambulation) around the sacred fig tree as a mark of worship. Usually seven pradakshinas are done around the tree in the morning time chanting "Vriksha Rajaya Namah" meaning salutation to the king of trees. This member of the ficus family makes a handsome pot plant, with deeply-veined heart-shaped leaves. The trunk becomes impressive with age, resembling an ancient tree. Easy to grow, as other members of Ficus family.