Written by Bella Dalima
10 May, 2014 | 11:16 pm
The Sirasa Vesak Kalapaya which celebrates the most sacred birth, enlightenment and passing away of Lord Buddha is set to commence on May 14.
The Sirasa Vesak Kalapaya which will be held over a period of three days, is being held in association with John Keells group. S-Lon Lanka Pvt. Limited has also joined the Sirasa Vesak Kalapaya as one of its partners.
The sacred relics of Lord Buddha are due to be brought to the Sirasa Vesak Kalapaya from the Yatihalagala Rajamaha Viharaya.
The procession to bring the sacred relics to the Sirasa Vesak Kalapaya will commence at 9 a.m. from the Yatihalagala Rajamaha Viharaya on Sunday. It will proceed along the Colombo – Kandy route passing the Gannoruwa Junction and Kadugannawa before the sacred relics are placed at the Aluth Nuwara Devalaya.
The sacred relics will reach the Vesak Kalapaya on Vesak Poya Day. News1st invites devotees to visit the Colombo – Kandy route to pay homage to the sacred relics.
Devotees who arrive at the Sirasa Vesak Kalapaya will also be able to pay homage to sacred relics Seriyuth Muhalan, Maharathan Theros who are the chief disciples of Lord Buddha.
The sacred relics of Lord Buddha’s chief disciples will be brought from the Maha Bodhi Akrashavaka Maha Viharaya in Maradana .
Today marks the sixth day of special religious rituals organised by the Maha Bodhi Akrashavaka Maha Viharaya.
Preparations are underway at the Capital Maharaja Organisation’s head office and its environs to host the fourth Sirasa Vesak Kalapaya. As in previous years, the Vesak Kalapaya will be made colourful by a Vesak Pandal as well as Bhakthi Gee performances.
Devotees will also be able to witness a recreation of the Mahameuna Gardens in Anuradhapura and will be treated to a number of Dansalas.
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