(The Bodhi Tree, also known as Bo and peepal tree, is a large and very old sacred fig tree located in India and the neighboring countries.)
The linden tree, Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, is located in Anuradhapura North Central Province, Sri Lanka.
Queen of the king Maurya Asoka who prospered in those days in India in the third century B.C. carried the young plant of the linden tree of Gautama Buddha (founder of Buddhism), and King of Anuradhapura planted a tree in here which was a capital then.
It is the world oldest tree planted by a human hand in B.C. 288.
On the road, I met elementary schoolchildren and found Brazen palace (Lovamahapaya).
Lovamahapaya is a building situated between Ruvanveliseya Stupa and Sri Maha Bodhi. It is also known as the Brazen Palace because the roof was covered with bronze tiles. In ancient times, the building included the refectory and the uposathagara (training field of monks).
Brazen Palace is a orginally big wooded building secured with a wide range of stone columns. One side of the building was 120 m in length. There are 40 rows, each row consisting of 40 stone pillars, for a total of 1600 pillars.
Legends may carry you to a great history conveying about unbelievable engineers and builders of Sri Lanka at that time.