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“Akshaya-Vriksh”, ( The tree of Immortality) is located on the bank of the river Yamuna inside the courtyard of Allahabad fort near the confluence of the Yamuna and Ganga rivers.
During the cyclic destruction of creation when the whole earth was enveloped by waters, Akshaya Vriksha remained unaffected. It is on the leaves of this tree that Lord Krishna rested in the form of baby land was no longer visible. And it is here that the Immortal sage, Markandeya, received the cosmic vision of the lord. It is believed that it is under this same tree that Buddha meditates eternally.
Legend has it that the Bodhi tree at Gaya (Bihar) is a manifestation of this tree.