Special religious events held to herald the New Year

Special religious events held to herald the New Year

Special religious events held to herald the New Year

Written by Bella Dalima

14 Apr, 2017 | 4:11 pm

Buddhist and Hindu devotees participated in various religious events as part of the New Year celebrations today, April 14.

A special ceremony to mark the dawn of the New Year was held at the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Kandy under the auspices of the Diyawadana Nilame Nilanga Dala.

Members of the Maha Sanga also took part in the celebrations.

Large crowds were also seen at the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya in Anuradhapura in the New Year.

Special religious ceremonies were also conducted at the Vairapuliyankulam Adhivinayagar Kovil in Vavuniya to mark the dawn of the New Year.

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