Navam Maha Perahera of the Gangarama Temple – Colombo 

The Navam Full Moon Poya Day in February has particular meaning for Buddhists. To mark this day, the Gangarama Temple has conducted the Navam Maha Perahera pageant on the 5th and 6th of February, 2023. Many skills in traditional Kandyan arts are showcased at the event. Furthermore, the Perahera promotes community cohesion since individuals of many races and religions go to observe the celebrations. Since 1979, the Gangarama Temple has hosted a vibrant and festive celebration.The parade then grew in popularity and is now the most major cultural extravaganza in Colombo, attracting many foreign tourists.

About gangarama Temple

Gangaramaya is one of Colombo’s oldest Buddhist temples, founded in the late 1800s by the famed scholar monk Hikkaduwa Sri Sumangala Nayaka Thera.

Following the death of Venerable Sri Sumangala, his prominent disciple Devundera Sri Jinaratana Nayake Thera took over temple governance. He was the one who established the groundwork for transforming the little temple into an international reckoning institute.

The Ven. Devundara Keerthi Sri Sumangala Jinaratana Vacissara Thera, the teacher of the Ven. Galboda Gnanissara, the second chief incumbent, strove to make the Gangaramaya what it is today: a place of prayer, a seat of learning, and a cultural centre. Official website for gangaramaya Temple is https://gangaramaya.com/


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