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Religious observances mark Binara Full Moon Poya

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 13, 2019 18:45

Religious observances mark Binara Full Moon Poya

Today is Binara Full Moon Poya Day which marks several important incidents including the launch of the Bhikkuni Sasana. Many religious programmes are being held in temples throughout the island to mark this religious day.

The Buddha gave permission to Maha-Prajapati Gotami to enter the homeless life ‘in this doctrine and discipline’ on condition that she would accept the Eight Great conditions.
The other significance of this Poya is that it falls during the Vas retreat season of Bhikkhus. The bhikkhus who are in Vas retreat in temples get engaged in acts of guiding the Upasakas and Upasikas in Dhamma path by ways of Dhamma sermons, and advising and helping them in religious rituals such as Bodhi Poojas, in gratitude to those who look after the bhikkhus in providing them with the four essentials in the life of a bhikkhu namely: Cheevara, pindapatha, senasana and gilanopastana.

Meanwhile the Savanak Res Full Moon Poya Day programme was operative live from the historic Sri Sumana Saman Maha Devale premises in Ratnapura. Pinkamas including Dana, Seela, Bhavana were held under the patronage of the Ven. Siri Sumana the Ven. Krawita Upananda and the Ven. Muththettupola Somaananda Theras.

In the meantime the Sasanaloka programme organized by ITN FM was held also centering from the historic Sri Sumana Saman Maha Devale premises in Ratnapura. Dhamma books were offered on behalf of the Samanera Bikkhus while tributes were offered to the parents who offered their children to the Sasana.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 13, 2019 18:45

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