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Jaffna Sri Naga Vihara Katina Pooja Held on Grand Scale

[2017-10-30 18:15:10]

The annual Katina Pooja of the Jaffna Sri Naga Vihara International Buddhist Centre was held on grand scale on 28 and 29 October 2017 with the guidance of Chief Sanganayaka, Northern Province and Chief incumbent, Ven. Meegahajandure Gnnanarathana Thero and Viharadhikari Ven. Meegahajandure Siriwimala Thero.

Troops of the Security Force (Jaffna) together with Police, government institutes and donors organized the religious events associated to Katina Pooja on the direction of Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, the Commander Security Force (Jaffna).

The Dhamma sermon and religious activities were conducted by the Chief incumbent, Ven. Meegahajandure Gnnanarathana Thero, followed by all-night Pirith chanting.

The Katina Cheevara (ritual offering of new Robes) was brought in procession from the Headquarters 512 Brigade and offered to the Maha Sanga by Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander SF (J) together with Senior Military Officers on the following day morning. Alms-giving and offering of Atapirikara to Bhikkus in the morning marked the culmination of the Pinkama.
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