Aluth Sahal Mangalya - 2015

President Maithripala Sirisena presided over the 'Aluth Sahal Mangalya', offering the maiden rice gathered fresh from the field to the sacred Sri Maha Bodhiya, this morning in Anuradhapura. Also known as Agra Sashya Sahala Mangalya, the almost ritualistic function has been an important function from the days of hydraulic civilisation in Sri Lanka. The objectives of the functions are to invoke blessings on the deities who protected the paddy cultivation and praying for rain in the next season. හෙළයේ මහා ගොවි පිළිවෙත ජාතික අලූත් සහල් මංගල්‍ය ජනාධිපති මෛත්‍රිපාල සිරිසේන මැතිතුමාගේ ප්‍රධානත්වයෙන් අද උදෑසන ඓතිහාසික ජය ශ්‍රි මහා බෝ සමිදුන් අභියසදී මහත් උත්කර්ෂවත් අන්දමින් පැවැත්විණි. தேசிய புத்தரிசிப் பொங்கல் விழா அநுராதபுர ஸ்ரீ மகாபோதி அருகில் ஜனாதிபதி மைத்திரிபால சிறிசேன அவர்களின் தலைமையில் இன்று முற்பகல் நடைபெற்றது.