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.