Bellanwila Esala Perahera schedule change
Gilanpasa Buddha Poojas and Dhamma sermons will be held at the
Bellanwila Raja Maha Viharaya today and tomorrow as part of
commemorative religious ceremonies to mark the 28th death anniversary of
Ven Bellanwila Sri Somaratana Nayaka Thera, the Chief Incumbent who
opened a new chapter for Bellanwila Viharaya.
Ven Dr Medagoda Abhayatissa, the Chief Incumbent of Sunethradevi
Pirivena and senior lecturer of Sri Jayawardenepura University will
deliver the Dhamma sermon at 7.30pm today while Ven Beragama Amitha
Nayaka Thera, Chief Incumbent of Piliyandala Wewela Gangarama temple
will deliver the sermon tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the schedule of the Esala Perahera and religious
ceremonies to be held at the Bellanwila temple have been changed as
Sri Somaratana Commemorative Dhamma Sermons: August 11, Week-long
Paritta chanting: August 12 -18, Kumbal Procession: August 18, Flower
Procession: August 19 -22, Pavada procession: August 23, Ransivili
Procession: August 24, Final Randoli Procession: August 25, Water
cutting ceremony: August 26 at pre-noon.