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    'Pan Pooja" at Sri Maha Bodhi seeking rain this season

    April 02, 2014

    The annual 'Pan Pooja'  ceremony organized by the Ceylon Electricity Board  was held at the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi, Anuradhapura with the participation of Minister of Power and Energy Mrs.Pavithra Wanniarachchi to invoke blessings for bountiful rain this season to fill the hydro  reservoirs ending the dry spell prevalent in the country.

    Twelve pots of water collected from the hydro reservoirs were brought in a special motorcade to the Ruwanweli Seya premises  amid chanting of Seth Pirith by the Maha Sangha for offering at this Pooja. Atamasthanadhipathi Ven Dr Pallegama Sirinivasa Nayaka Thera, Chief Incumbent of Ruwanweli Maha Seya Ven.Pallegama Hemarathana Thero officiated.


    After exhibiting the pots of water at the Ruwanweli Seya they were brought and offered at the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi by devotees led by the Maha Sangha invoking blessings for rain this season..


    Concurrently lotus flowers were laid at the foot of the sacred Jaya Sri Maha Bodhiya and  a 'pahan pooja' was held.


    Irrigation and Water Management Deputy Minister W.B.Ekanayake, Chairman of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council Kanchana Jayaratne, CEB Chairman W.B.Ganegala, General Manager Shavindranath Fernando, Working Director Deepthi Kularathna, Addl.GM M.C.Wickramasekera  and other Ministry and CEB officials were also present.


    Last modified on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:34

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