All preparations are ready for the Hiru Shakya Sinha Vesak ceremony and exposition of sacred relics organized by the Asia Broadcasting Corporation led by Hiru FM and Hiru TV to mark the Wesak festival which falls today.
The festival and religious activities will take place centered around the historical sacred site of Kirivehera.
Hiru TV and Hiru FM which continuously takes steps for the betterment of the Sasana has organized several religious functions in view of Wesak, which marks the birth, enlightenment and the passing away of the Buddha.
The Hiru festival of lights which would light up the Kiri Vehera Chaithya and lighting of One hundred thousand oil lamps will be done this afternoon as per a concept of Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation network Mr. Rayynor Silva.
From tomorrow early morning onwards devotees will be given the opportunity of worshipping the rare Kapilawastu sacred relics which will be placed at the Kiri Vehera temple.
Sri Lankans can worship the sacred relics for 2 days.
Hundreds and Thousands of devotees participated in the Hiru Shakya Sinha Vesak ceremonies held in the premises of Mahiyanganaya and Kiri Vehera in Kataragama during the last 2 years.
Last year’s relics exposition in Mahiyanganaya is recorded as the event which drew the largest crowd to the sacred grounds in its entire history.