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Update : Large crowds gather at Palle - Badda Sankapala temple for Hiru Uththama Dhathu Vandana
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The Kapilavasthu exact sacred relics which were kept for exposition under Hiru Uththama Dhathu Vandana Vesak program at Kirivehera in Kataragama have been escorted today to Pallebadda Sankhapala Temple.

Our correspondent stated that large crowds are gathering at the Sankhapala temple to pay homage to the sacred exact Kapilavasthu relics under Hiru Uththama Dhathu Vandana.

The highest number of devotees ever gathered at the Kirivehera temple premises was reported during the last two days as thousands of pilgrims paid homage to the sacred relics under the Uththama Dhathu Vandana.

The devotees had the opportunity to honour and worship the Kapilavastupura Sacred Relic of Lord Buddha throughout two days jointly with the Hiru Uttama Dhatu Vandanaava that registered the largest number of devotees in history that assembled at the Katragama Kiri Vehera Sacred precincts.

Hiru Uttama Dhathu Vandana – the Vesak religious ceremony commenced at the sacred site of Kataragama Kiri-vehera after the sacred exact Kapilavasthu relics were deposited in the relics chamber at the Kirivehera temple.

The sacred relics were deposited in the shrine by the Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Rayynor Silva for public exposition.

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 exposition of relics held at the Mahiyanganaya temple drew an unprecedented crowd of devotees to the sacred site.

Meanwhile, the Hiru Shakya Sinha Vesak ceremony organized by Hiru FM and Hiru TV to mark the Vesak festival was held day before yesterday at the historical sacred site of Kirivehera in Kataragama, with the participation of hundreds and thousands of devotees.

Hiru TV and Hiru FM which continuously takes steps for the betterment of the Sasana, organized Hiru Shakya Sinha Vesak ceremony this year as well by giving priority to Amisa Puja – offering of materials and Prathipatti Puja – offering opportunity for devotees to practice the Dhamma.

Thousands of devotees who gathered at the sacred site participated in several religious activities including Sil campaigns, meditation programmes and Dhamma discussions.

In addition, as per the concept of Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Rayynor Silva, the Hiru festival of lights which illuminated the Kiri Vehera Stupa and the lighting of One hundred thousand oil lamps took place day before yesterday amidst thousands of devotees.

After commencing this religious event, Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Rayynor Silva also donated a Buddha statue to the Kirivehera Stupa.

The Kirivehera Stupa illumination was inaugurated by Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Rayynor Silva thereafter.

The lighting of the Kirivehera Relic Dome along with the Aloka Pujava religious observance held at the Kirivehera Sacred Precincts is considered the largest such ceremony ever took place in history.

























Update : Wednesday, 06 May 2015 - 19:24
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The Kapilawasthupura sacred relics of Lord Buddha will be taken in procession from Kiri Vehera today to the Sankapala temple at Palle badda

The Kapilavasthu sacred relics which were kept for exposition under the Uththama Dhathu Vandana Vesak program at Kirivehera in Kataragama are currently escorted to Palle-badda Sankha-pala Temple.

The highest number of devotees ever gathered at the Kirivehera temple premises was reported during the last two days as thousands of pilgrims paid homage to the sacred relics under the Uththama Dhathu Vandana.

In addition, hundreds of devotees of Tissamaharama, Debarawewa, Panne-gamuwa, Thanamalwila and Uda Walava are now gathered beside the road to paying homage to the Kapilavasthu sacred relics as they are escorted to Palle-badda Sankha-pala temple.

The devotees had the opportunity to honour and worship the Kapilavastupura Sacred Relic of Lord Buddha throughout two days jointly with the Hiru Uttama Dhatu Vandanaava that registered the largest number of devotees in history that assembled at the Katragama Kiri Vehera Sacred precincts.

Hiru Uttama Dhathu Vandana – the Vesak religious ceremony commenced at the sacred site of Kataragama Kiri-vehera after the sacred exact Kapilavasthu relics were deposited in the relics chamber at the Kirivehera temple.

The sacred relics were deposited in the shrine by the Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Rayynor Silva for public exposition.

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 exposition of relics held at the Mahiyanganaya temple drew an unprecedented crowd of devotees to the sacred site.

Meanwhile, the Hiru Shakya Sinha Vesak ceremony organized by Hiru FM and Hiru TV to mark the Vesak festival was held day before yesterday at the historical sacred site of Kirivehera in Kataragama, with the participation of hundreds and thousands of devotees.

Hiru TV and Hiru FM which continuously takes steps for the betterment of the Sasana, organized Hiru Shakya Sinha Vesak ceremony this year as well by giving priority to Amisa Puja – offering of materials and Prathipatti Puja – offering opportunity for devotees to practice the Dhamma.

Thousands of devotees who gathered at the sacred site participated in several religious activities including Sil campaigns, meditation programmes and Dhamma discussions.

In addition, as per the concept of Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Rayynor Silva, the Hiru festival of lights which illuminated the Kiri Vehera Stupa and the lighting of One hundred thousand oil lamps took place day before yesterday amidst thousands of devotees.
 
After commencing this religious event, Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Rayynor Silva also donated a Buddha statue to the Kirivehera Stupa.

The Kirivehera Stupa illumination was inaugurated by Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Rayynor Silva thereafter.

The lighting of the Kirivehera Relic Dome along with the Aloka Pujava religious observance held at the Kirivehera Sacred Precincts is considered the largest such ceremony ever took place in history.

 
Update : Wednesday, 06 May 2015 - 13:29
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The Kapilawasthupura sacred relics of Lord Buddha will be taken in procession from Kiri Vehera today to the Sankapala temple at Pallebadda

All preparations have by now been made to take in ceremonial procession the Sacred Relic of Lord Buddha which had been placed at the Kiri Vehera Sacred precincts during the Hiru Uttama Dhatu vanadanaa that registered the largest number of devotees in the history visiting the Kiri Vehera Sacred precincts in Kataragama up to the Sankhapaala Buddhist Temple in Pallebaedda.

The devotees had the opportunity to honour and worship the Kapilavastupura Sacred Relic of Lord Buddha throughout two days jointly with the Hiru Uttama Dhatu Vandanaava that registered the largest number of devotees in history that assembled at the Katragama Kiri Vehera Sacred precincts.

Hiru Uttama Dhathu Vandana – the Vesak religious ceremony commenced at the sacred site of Kataragama Kiri-vehera after the sacred exact Kapilavasthu relics were deposited in the relics chamber at the Kirivehera temple.

The sacred relics were deposited in the shrine by the Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Rayynor Silva for public exposition.

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 exposition of relics held at the Mahiyanganaya temple drew an unprecedented crowd of devotees to the sacred site.

Meanwhile, the Hiru Shakya Sinha Vesak ceremony organized by Hiru FM and Hiru TV to mark the Vesak festival was held day before yesterday at the historical sacred site of Kirivehera in Kataragama, with the participation of hundreds and thousands of devotees.

Hiru TV and Hiru FM which continuously takes steps for the betterment of the Sasana, organized Hiru Shakya Sinha Vesak ceremony this year as well by giving priority to Amisa Puja – offering of materials and Prathipatti Puja – offering opportunity for devotees to practice the Dhamma.

Thousands of devotees who gathered at the sacred site participated in several religious activities including Sil campaigns, meditation programmes and Dhamma discussions.

In addition, as per the concept of Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Rayynor Silva, the Hiru festival of lights which illuminated the Kiri Vehera Stupa and the lighting of One hundred thousand oil lamps took place day before yesterday amidst thousands of devotees.

After commencing this religious event, Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Rayynor Silva also donated a Buddha statue to the Kirivehera Stupa.

The Kirivehera Stupa illumination was inaugurated by Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Rayynor Silva thereafter.

The lighting of the Kirivehera Relic Dome along with the Aloka Pujava religious observance held at the Kirivehera Sacred Precincts is considered the largest such ceremony ever took place in history.

Update : Wednesday, 06 May 2015 - 08:21
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2nd Day of Hiru Uththama Dathu Vandana;Massive crowd at Kirivehera sacred site 


Large crowds have gathered to pay homage to the sacred Relics of Kapilawastu, currently being exposed for the 2nd day at the Kataragama Kiri Vehera temple premises.

This is reported as the largest group of devotees in the history of Sri lanka who visited the Kiri Vehera sacred premises.

Hiru Uttama Dhathu Vandana – the Vesak religious ceremony commenced in the wee hours last morning at the sacred site of Kataragama Kiri-vehera after the sacred exact Kapilavasthu relics were deposited in the relics chamber at the Kirivehera temple.

The sacred relics were deposited in the shrine by the Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Rayynor Silva for public exposition.

Later the chief incumbent of Waskaduwa Sri Subhuthi Temple Waskaduwa Mahindawansa Thera made a special Anu Sasana.

The sacred relics are placed at the Relics Chamber of the Kirivehera, providing an opportunity for the devotees to pay homage to the sacred relics for 2 days.

The sacred relics will be brought to Palle-badda Sri Sankha-paala Viharaya tomorrow, facilitating more devotees to pay homage to the rare sacred relics.   

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 exposition of relics held at the Mahiyanganaya temple drew an unprecedented crowd of devotees to the sacred site.

Meanwhile, the Hiru Shakya Sinha Vesak ceremony organized by Hiru FM and Hiru TV to mark the Vesak festival was held day before yesterday at the historical sacred site of Kirivehera in Kataragama, with the participation of hundreds and thousands of devotees.

Hiru TV and Hiru FM which continuously takes steps for the betterment of the Sasana, organized Hiru Shakya Sinha Vesak ceremony this year as well by giving priority to Amisa Puja – offering of materials and Prathipatti Puja – offering opportunity for devotees to practice the Dhamma.

Thousands of devotees who gathered at the sacred site participated in several religious activities including Sil campaigns, meditation programmes and Dhamma discussions.

In addition, as per the concept of Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Rayynor Silva, the Hiru festival of lights which illuminated the Kiri Vehera Stupa and the lighting of One hundred thousand oil lamps took place day before yesterday amidst thousands of devotees.

After commencing this religious event, Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Rayynor Silva also donated a Buddha statue to the Kirivehera Stupa.

The Kirivehera Stupa illumination was inaugurated by Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Rayynor Silva thereafter.

The lighting of the Kirivehera Relic Dome along with the Aloka Pujava religious observance held at the Kirivehera Sacred Precincts is considered the largest such ceremony ever took place in history.



Update: Tuesday, 05 May 2015 - 7:46
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Kirivehera sacred site draws massive crowd of devotees to partake in Hiru Uttama Dhathu Vandana

Large crowds have gathered to pay homage to the sacred exact Relics of Kapilavasthu, currently placed at the Kataragama Kirivehera temple premises.

Hiru Uttama Dhathu Vandana – the Vesak religious ceremony was commenced in the wee hours of this morning at the sacred site of Kataragama Kirivehera after the sacred exact Kapilavasthu relics were deposited in the relics chamber at the Kirivehera temple.

The sacred relics were deposited in the shrine by the Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Rayynor Silva for the exposition.

Our correspondents stated that thousands of devotees paid homage to the sacred Kapilavasthu relics since this morning.

The sacred relics are placed at the Relics Chamber of the Kirivehera, providing an opportunity for the devotees to pay homage to the sacred relics for 2 days.

The sacred relics will be brought to Pallebadda Sri Sankhapala Vihara on the 6th of this month, facilitating more devotees to pay homage to the rare sacred relics.   

Last year’s exposition of relics held at the Mahiyanganaya temple drew an unprecedented crowd of devotees to the sacred site.

Meanwhile, the Hiru Shakya Sinha Vesak ceremony organized by Hiru FM and Hiru TV to mark the Vesak festival was held yesterday at the historical sacred site of Kirivehera in Kataragama, with the participation of hundreds and thousands of devotees.

Hiru TV and Hiru FM which continuously takes steps for the betterment of the Sasana, organized Hiru Shakya Sinha Vesak ceremony this year as well by giving priority to Amisa Puja – offering of materials and Prathipatti Puja – offering opportunity for devotees to practice the Dhamma.

Thousands of devotees who gathered at the sacred site participated in several religious activities including Sil campaigns, meditation programs and Dhamma discussions.

In addition, as per the concept of Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Network Mr. Rayynor Silva, the Hiru festival of lights which illuminated the Kiri Vehera Stupa and the lighting of One hundred thousand oil lamps took place last evening amidst thousands of devotees.

After commencing this religious event, Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Network Mr. Rayynor Silva also donated a Buddha statue to the Kirivehera Stupa.

The Kirivehera Stupa illumination was inaugurated by Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Network Mr. Rayynor Silva thereafter.



Update: Monday, 04 May 2015 - 07:10 PM
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Large crowds pay homage to Hiru Uttama Dhathu Vandana at Kirivehera


Large crowds have gathered to pay homage to the sacred exact Relics of Kapilawastu, currently being exposed at the Kataragama Kiri Vehera temple premises.

Hiru Uttama Dhathu Vandana – the Vesak religious ceremony was commenced in the wee hours of this morning at the sacred site of Kataragama Kirivehera after the sacred exact Kapilavasthu relics were deposited in the relics chamber at the Kirivehera temple. The sacred relics were deposited in the shrine by the Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Rayynor Silva for public exposition.

The sacred relics are placed at the Relics Chamber of the Kirivehera, providing an opportunity for the devotees to pay homage to the sacred relics for 2 days.

The sacred relics will be brought to Pallebadda Sri Sankhapala Viharaya on the 6th of this month, facilitating more devotees to pay homage to the rare sacred relics.   

Hundreds and Thousands of devotees participated in the Hiru Shakya Sinha Vesak ceremonies held in the premises of Mahiyanganaya and Kirivehera in Kataragama during the last 2 years.

Last year’s exposition of relics held at the Mahiyanganaya temple drew an unprecedented crowd of devotees to the sacred site.

Meanwhile, the Hiru Shakya Sinha Vesak ceremony organized by Hiru FM and Hiru TV to mark the Vesak festival was held yesterday at the historical sacred site of Kirivehera in Kataragama, with the participation of hundreds and thousands of devotees.

Hiru TV and Hiru FM which continuously takes steps for the betterment of the Sasana, organized Hiru Shakya Sinha Vesak ceremony this year as well by giving priority to Amisa Puja – offering of materials and Prathipatti Puja – offering opportunity for devotees to practice the Dhamma.

Thousands of devotees who gathered at the sacred site participated in several religious activities including Sil campaigns, meditation programmes and Dhamma discussions.

In addition, as per the concept of Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Network Mr. Rayynor Silva, the Hiru festival of lights which illuminated the Kiri Vehera Stupa and the lighting of One hundred thousand oil lamps took place last evening amidst thousands of devotees.

After commencing this religious event, Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Network Mr. Rayynor Silva also donated a Buddha statue to the Kirivehera Stupa.

The Kirivehera Stupa illumination was inaugurated by Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Network Mr. Rayynor Silva thereafter.

































Update: Monday, 04 May 2015 - 11:35
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Hiru Uttama Dhathu Vandana begins at Kataragama Kirivehera sacred site

Hiru Uttama Dhathu Vandana, the rare exposition of the Kapilavasthu Sacred relics  commenced in the wee hours of this morning at the sacred grounds of Kataragama Kirivehera.

A large crowd of devotees have gathered at the sacred site to pay their homage to the sacred relics of Kapilavasthu.

The sacred relics which were placed at Waskaduwa Rajaguru Sri Subhoothi Vihara were brought to the sacred site of Kirivehera this morning.

The sacred relics are placed at the Relics Chamber of the Kirivehera, providing an opportunity for the devotees to pay homage to the sacred relics for 2 days.

The sacred relics will be brought to Pallebadda Sri Sankhapala Vihara on the 6th of this month, facilitating more devotees to witness the rare exposition of the sacred relics.

Hundreds and Thousands of devotees participated in the Hiru Shakya Sinha Vesak ceremonies held in the premises of Mahiyanganaya and Kirivehera in Kataragama during the last 2 years.

Last year’s exposition of relics held at the Mahiyangana temple drew an unprecedented crowd of devotees to the sacred site.

Meanwhile, the Hiru Shakya Sinha Vesak ceremony organized by Hiru FM and Hiru TV to mark the Vesak festival was held yesterday at the historical sacred site of Kirivehara in Kataragama, with the participation of hundreds and thousands of devotees.

Hiru TV and Hiru FM which continuously takes steps for the betterment of the Sasana, organized Hiru Shakya Sinha Vesak ceremony this year as well by giving priority to Amisa Puja – offering of materials and Prathipatti Puja – offering by practicing Dhamma.

Thousands of devotees who gathered at the sacred site participated in several religious activities including Sil campaigns, meditation programmes and Dhamma discussions.

In addition, as per the concept of Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Network Mr. Rayynor Silva, the Hiru festival of lights which illuminated the Kiri Vehera Stupa and the lighting of One hundred thousand oil lamps took place last evening amidst thousands of devotees.

After commencing this religious event Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Network Mr. Rayynor Silva also donated a Buddha statue to the Kirivehera Stupa.

The Kirivehera Stupa was illuminated thereafter.

Expressing his views regarding this great meritorious deed, incumbent of Kirivehera Raja Maha Vihara Thalagala Gnaninda Thera had this to say.

Hiru TV and Hiru FM invite all Sri Lankans to clad in white and participate in this great meritorious deed.
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