Shashanka cut original pipal tree at Bodh gaya - Art & Culture

Q.  Who is said to have cut the original pipal tree at Bodh gaya, under which the Buddha had attained enlightenment?
- Published on 18 Aug 15

a. Shashanka
b. Pushyamitra Sunga
c. Mihirakula
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Shashanka
Shashanka of Gauda cut off the original tree. Pushyamitra is said to have persecuted Buddhists. Mihirakula a Huna King too killed hundreds of Buddhists.

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