Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Buddhist banyan tree in Islamabad

There is a centuries old banyan tree standing in Sector E-7 of Islamabad. The tree is a sacred relic for Buddhists who believe that one of their great monks briefly stayed and worshiped in its shade and blessed it with long-lasting life. The tree was said to have some historic significance for Buddhists and attracted visitors and even tourists from Japan and South East Asia. But now it is noticed several times that some people tried to burn it and had chopped most of its branches. I have taken this bit of news from The daily Times and it is three years old news.

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