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Today is Wesak Full Moon Poya Day

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By ITN News Editor May 18, 2019 18:52

Today is Wesak Full Moon Poya Day

Wesak Full Moon Poya day marks the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha. The foundation of the preaching of the Buddha is wisdom and compassion.It is on a Wesak Full Moon Poya Day the Prince Siddhartha was born, attained enlightment and passing away. Prince Siddhartha was born at the Sal Grove in Lumbini. It was on a Wesak Full Moon Poya day that he was confirmed that he would attain the Buddhahood. He made strenuous efforts for six years to attain the Buddhahood. He became the Buddha by realizing Four Noble Truths under the Esathu Bodhi Tree in Buddhagaya. It was on a Wesak Full Moon Poya Day the Buddha passed away at the Upowaththana Sal Grove of Malla Kings  in Kusinara city. On the 8th year of attaining Buddhahood, he visited Kelaniya in Sri Lanka on a Wesak Full Moon Poya day. The Buddhist history has  recorded that King Dutugemunu who united the country commenced work of the Ruwanwelimaha Seya and prepared the ground for the Seya on a Wesak Full Moon Poya day.

Buddhists world over have engaged in practical and spiritual religious practices on this poya day. ITN Sawanak Res program was telecast from Hunupitiya Gangarama Temple under the guidance of the Chief Prelate Venerable Galaboda Gnanissara Thera. The Sawanak Res Dhamma sermon was delivered by the Registrar of Gangarama Temple Venerable Dr. Kirinde Assajee Thera. ITN FM Shasanaloka program was held at Hunupitiya Gangarama Temple Chief Monk of the Narahenpita Sri Gavuthama Temple Venerable Omalpe Sumanarathana Thera delivered the sermon. The Saddharma Wandana program organized by the ITN Media Network took place near Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura. Dhamma discussions were held under the patronage of the Chief Prelate of Ruwanweli Maha Seya Venerable Pallegama Hemarathana Thera and the Chief Monk of Lankarama temple Venerable Ralapanawe Dhamma Jothi Thera.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 18, 2019 18:52

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