Bodhi pooja (Ritual of sacred tree)

Danister Perera2017


South Korea

School children attending a special ritual beside the sacred Bo tree in Kelaniya temple. Bodhi Puja is a special votive performed for obtaining blessings from the sacred Bo tree in healing rituals. Layman people hang color flags on the branches; sometimes the name of the patient is written on a flag.


  • Title: Bodhi pooja (Ritual of sacred tree)
  • Creator: Danister Perera
  • Date: 2017
  • Location: Kelaniya, Westren Province
  • Contributor: Nileeka Sandamali
  • Publisher: ICHCAP
  • Rights: Lahiru Herath

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