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Binara Full Moon Poya Day Celebrations (Photos)

Sep 22, 2010 4:33:00 AM - thesundayleader.lk

Today is Binara Full Moon Poya day. This day marks Buddha’s visit to Heaven, to preach to his mother and other celestial beings. It also marks the day the Bhikkuni (nun’s) order was finally established. Prajapathi Gothami approached Buddha and pleaded with him to allow women to enter the order. Permission was eventually granted, and Gothami became the first Bhikkuni in Buddhism, along with 500 princesses.

Photos show worshippers at the Gangaramaya Temple and the Bellanvila Rajamaha Viharaya. DSC_2957 DSC_2963 DSC_2969 DSC_3019 DSC_3034 DSC_3063