Thousands flock to Kataragama for Hiru Shaakyasinghe Mangalyaya

Friday, 24 May 2013 - 19:54

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ABC Media Networks including its Hiru FM and Hiru TV celebrates the Vesak festival in a grand scale in the premises of Sacred Kiri Vehera in Kataragama.

 

The festival under the theme of ‘Hiru Sakya Singha’ will continue up to 27th of this month.

 

The Buddha’s sacred relics from Kapilavastu will be kept in a special casket for display at the Hiru Sakya Sinha Vesak festival ground from tomorrow to the 27th.

 

The sacred grounds will include 100,000 lamps and thousands of flowers and incense.

 

The Hiru Sakya Sinha Vesak commenced a short while ago.

 

Meanwhile this year’s Hiru FM online Vesak pandal is a novel concept and the first of its kind in the world.

 

The Hiru online Vesak pandal depicting a previous birth story of the Bodhi Satva, Maha Kapi Jatakaya, is now on display on www.hirufm.lk



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