SRI JINARATHANA TRAINING COLLEGE
With over 40 training centres established in outstations, 7,000 students attend classes at the Sri Jinaratana Training Institute daily.
The Na Sevana Community Development Project at Sooriyawewa in the Hambantota District.
BUDDHA RUSHMI POOJA
The Buddha Rashmi Pooja is the annual National Vesak Festival organized by the Gangaramaya.
What to see in the Temple
Gangaramaya is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Colombo, started by the famous scholar monk Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Nayaka Thera in the late 19th Century.
After the Venerable Sri Sumangala, his chief pupil Devundera Sri Jinaratana Nayake Thera took on the administration of the temple. It was he who laid the foundation to convert the little temple to an institute of international reckoning.
The next chief incumbent was the Ven. Devundara Keerthi Sri Sumangala Jinaratana Vacissara Thera, the teacher of the Ven. Galboda Gnanissara, who worked to make the Gangaramaya what it is today: much more than a temple in the conventional term, but a place of worship, a seat of learning and a cultural centre.
Nawam Maha Perehara
The Gangaramaya Navam Perahera was born in the 1970’s, a period of general national strife. They were dark days, when people could not spare thoughts for such celebrations. Yet some had foreseen that a pageant like this would provide relief from the bleak spirit.
The first perahera was in 1979, held with the few traditional artistes who could be assembled. The procession then marched its way steadily to popularity, and is today the most important cultural pageant in Colombo, with many foreign visitors.
The perahera did a lot of good to a city feverish with unrest and conflict. It is a fascinating show replete with whip crackers, fire dancers, flag bearers, hundreds of beautifully caparisoned elephants, traditional Uda Rata, Pahatha Rata and Sabaragamuwa dancers, drummers and flutists. A unique feature of the perahera from its start was the procession of bhikkus.
Not only does the Navam Perahera preserve our cultural traditions, it also brings together the many different groups of people living in Colombo. It provides livelihoods not only to traditional artistes but supplies their families too with means of sustenance.
Click here to watch perehara
Gangaramaya Nawam Maha Perahera 2017 -Annual Prestigious Cultural Pageant held on February 09th and 10th 2017.
On the 11th May, the illuminated Buddha Rashmi Vesak zone of Gangaramaya was opened by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, here for the UN Vesak Day celebrations.
කොළඹ නවම් මහා පෙරහැර ගමන් මාර්ගය
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