New Years Day at London Buddhist Vihara
Photographs by Tissa Madawela
New Year's Day at London Buddhist Vihara
A large groups of devotees visited the London Buddhist Vihara through out 1st January to to offer prayers and participate in various religious programmes held there.
From early in the morning Buddha Puja, Buddha Wandanaa, Dhana and Pirith Chanting were held to bless everyone who visited the Vihara and special arrangements were made to chant Seth Pirith during pre-arranged times of the day.
Head of the Vihara and the Chief Sanghanaayaka of Great Britain Most Ven. Bogoda Seelavimala Nayaka Thera and all the resident monks took part in these programmes.The mid day Dana for the Maha Sangha was offered by the Sri Lanka High Commission.
Ven. Seelawimala Nayaka Thera in a Anusasana, gave a detailed account of services rendered by the Vihara during the past year. He paid Punyanumodana, gratitude and appreciation to everyone who visited the temple during the past year and helped in various ways to continue the Dhamma Dutha work.He specially remembered the enormous support received from the temple management committee, Anagarika Dharmapala Trust, the Sri Lankan Temples in the UK and all the devotees and well-wishers of the temple during the last 12 months.