Around 500BC, he sat in meditation under a sacred fig
tree and achieved enlightenment.
he became hierophant, and died about the age of 75; he was buried along the Sacred Way in the suburb known as Sacred Fig
Amulius ordered the infants drowned in the Tiber, but the trough in which they were placed floated down the river and came to rest at the site of the future Rome, near the ficus ruminalis, a sacred fig
tree of historical times.
Tree worship was perhaps more obvious in ancient Greece with its oracular oak groves and Rome with its sacred fig
An ancient Peepal tree, Ficus religiosa or sacred fig
, grows at the back of the temple, said to be a descendent of the one Buddha sat under for three days and nights in the sixth century B.