Wesak Celebrations at Indiana Buddhist Temple

June 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Colombo Page


The familiar beat of rhythmic drums could be heard from afar. Children and adult devotees dressed in white carrying flowers and traditional flags walked in place. Three devotees adorned in the Nilame attire, marched gracefully under the Muthu Kudaya, holding the relics of the Buddha in the Dathu Karaduwa. The Maha Sangha, took calm, slow steps to the road that led towards the pond surrounded by trees swaying in the gentle breeze.

The Wesak procession was taken around the beautiful and tranquil temple grounds. The mid afternoon sun provided a perfect, picturesque atmosphere where over a hundred small lanterns hung around the temple grounds in preparation for the Wesak celebrations at the new premises of the Indiana Buddhist Temple on May 31, 2008.