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Sandal Tree

In Botany the Sandal Tree is a tree. In Sanskrit the Sandal is linked with Hima as in Himavat. In Buddhism the Sandal tree has particular significance because a drop of blood from the mother of Lama Tsonkapha fell to the ground and from it grew a sandal tree at the Kumbum Monastry with 100,000 images of Buddha.
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