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Nikini Full Moon Poya

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 25, 2018 19:01

Nikini Full Moon Poya

The Nikini Full Moon Poya Day, the second Poya in the Vas season is observed today.Attainment of Arahatship by the Buddha’s chief attendant, Ananda Maha Thera, commencement of the first Dhamma Sangayana, convocation to settle the Buddhist canon and “Pasu Vas” or the commencement of the “Vas” period by those who had not started the period of rest on the Esala full moon day are some of them. For Sri Lankans this day is also significant because the world famous Kandy Esala Perahera ends on this day. Meanwhile a large number of devotees took part in religious practices at the temples today. ITN’s Sawanak Ras program was held at the historic Heiyantuduwa Temple. Venerable Welamitiyawe Seelarathana Thera and Venerable Diyatalawe Piyadassi Thera delivered sermons. ITN FM’s Shasanaloka program was also held at the same temple.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 25, 2018 19:01