Mihintalava - a unique and sacred centre
THE historic event of the arrival of Arhat Thera
Mahinda, son of Emperor Asoka in Lanka, from Jambudvipa was the most
far reaching in shaping the destiny of the people and the country,
unparalleled in human history.
Post-graduate education has been neglected in universities
Library and Information Science has now emerged
as a separate academic discipline, and it has graduated from a
professional-oriented discipline to an academic discipline.
Librarianship, from the very beginning, was a profession, and its
professionalism began to develop in association with the development
of Libraries and Librarianship during the 19th century.
Recollecting Mahindagamanaya and King Devanampiyatissa on Poson
Poson is commemorated in the island as one of
the chief religious events. Devotees throng to Mihintale, and it is
declared a public holiday. Buddhism would not have thrived in Sri
Lanka but for this wonderful day. It was on the full moon day of
Poson that Thera Mahinda reaching the island appeared on Mihintala