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Tuesday, 24 May 2016 - 7:45
Hiru Uththama Dathu Vandana- Sacred relics of the Buddha escorted to Nuwara Eliya
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Thousands gathered at HIRU Uththama Dhathu Vandana programme organized by HIRU TV and HIRU FM in view of the Vesak Poya Day.

The sacred Kapilawasthu relics placed at Waskaduwa Sri Subhuthi Viharaya were escorted to the Muthiyangana Sacred Grounds where hundreds of thousands of devotees were given the opportunity to pay homage.

Escorting of the relics to Nuwara Eliya commenced this morning.

Commencing at 6.00am the sacred relics were carried in a vehicle parade through Bandarawela, Welimada, Keppetipola and will reach Nuwara Eliya between 11.00am to 1.30 pm. The relics will be displayed at the Nuwara Eliya Buddhist Center and from 3.00pm to 5.00pm they will be carried to Sri Manthindaramaya in Pussellawa.

On the first day the sacred Kapilawasthu relics placed at Waskaduwa Sri Subhuthi Viharaya were escorted to the Muthiyangana Sacred Grounds where hundreds of thousands of devotees were given the opportunity to pay homage to the relics.

Chairman of the Asia Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Rayynor Silva placed the sacred relics of Lord Buddha from Kapilawasthupura in a special enclosure.

At this occasion, the Maha Sangha expressed their gratitude and blessings towards the Chairman of the Asia Broadcasting Corporation and the staff.

A Dhamma sermon was conducted by the Trustee of Badulla Muthiyangana Raja Maha Vihara Venerable Murundeniye Dhammarathana Thera.

The Chief incumbent of Waskaduwa Sri Subhoothi Vihara noted that the moment is similar to the historic moment of the Buddha’s visit to Muthiyangana sacred site.

Following the Dhamma sermons of the Maha Sangha, devotees arriving from all parts of the island were able to pay homage to the sacred relics of Lord Buddha.

Another notable moment observed during the exposition was that the Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Rayynor Silva offering milk rice to the devotees who were arriving to pay homage to the sacred relics.

Yesterday an Aloka Puja of Hiru Shakyasinha Mangalyaya was held where 100,000 oil lamps were lit in the premises of the Muthiyangana Chaithya, under the patronage of the Chairman of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Mr. Rayynor Silva.



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