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Wel Bodhiya & Neth Bodhiya (Kandy)

Neth Bodhiya
Wel Bodhiya & Neth Bodhiya (Sinhala: වැල් බෝධිය සහ නෙත් බෝධිය) are two Bodhi trees located adjacent to each other on the premises of the Temple of Tooth Relic in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Wel Bodhiya: This Bodhi tree is located in front of the Natha Devalaya shrine. Folklore says that this is one of the off-shoots of the Sacred Bo-tree in Anuradhapura brought here by a Brahmin.

Neth Bodhiya: This Bodhi tree is located outside the entrance archway to Pattini Devalaya at the northern wall and has been planted on top of a stepped terraced platform. It is said that the mother of King Sri Vira Parakrama Narendrasinha (1707-1739 A.D.), who suffered from blindness, was cured at this place.

1) Devotees by Francisco Anzola is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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This page was last updated on 14 February 2023

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