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One of the many Thuparama’s at Anuradhapura

Pilgrims gathered to worship on Poson (June Full Moon Day) at Anuradhapura

The Sacred Bodhi Tree at Anuradhapura. This is the original tree brought from India.

Praying under the Bodhi tree N.B the water lily offerings

The Bodhi tree is so old that many of its branches are supported by scaffolding

Shrines have been built around the Bodhi Tree (red roof). Some of the older supports are golden & the newer ones are scaffolding poles.

Some of the ancient statuary and sculptures around the vast archaeological site of Anuradhapura