Category Archives: Full Moon Days (Poya Days)

Vap Poya

Significance of Vap Full Moon Poya by Premasara Epasinghe The rainy season commenced three months ago with Esala – ‘Vassana Kalo’. It comes to an end with the Vap Poya. The ‘Katina’

Binara Poya Today

Significance of Binara Poya by Premasara Epasinghe   Buddha was a Philosophic genius, rolled into a single vigorous and radiant personality. He was a lover of men, women, animals and environment. He

Esala Poya

Esala Full Moon marks Buddha’s first sermon By Ananda KANNANGARA It was on the Esala Full Moon Poya Day the Buddha arrived at the deer park of Isipathana to preach Dhamma to

Poson Poya

Significance of Poson full moon Poya day by Chandra Edirisuriya Poson Full Moon Poya Day is of very special significance to Sri Lanka because it was on this day in the year

Vesak Poya

The Day Full of Miracles On the Vesak full moon poya day two thousand six hundred and one years ago the last birth of Bodhisattva took place at Lumbini Royal park. His

Bak Poya

The day Buddha set foot in Lanka for the second time Sachitra MAHENDRA The significance of Bak poya is historical, since it marks Buddha’s second visit to Sri Lanka. This is noteworthy,

Medin Poya

Significance of Medin Poya By Premasara Epasinghe At the request of King Suddhodhana the Buddha accompanied by His two disciples visits Yasodhara.The ordination of Prince Rahula It was on the Medin Full

Navam Poya

The Importance of Navam poya Navam  full moon has special significance for the Buddhists in Sri Lanka  and in the world.  The two very significant incidents that took place on the Navam Pura

Duruthu Poya

Duruthu Poya Buddha’s first visit to Sri Lanka Today is Duruthu Poya Day, which is the observance of the Buddha’s first visit to Sri Lanka. Before proceeding to Sri Lanka, on an earlier

Unduvap Poya

Significance of Unduvap Full Moon Poya Day by Premasara Epasinghe Unduvap is the last full moon Poya day according to the Sinhala Buddhist calendar. The unique event of bringing the Bo-sapling of

The Message of Gauthama Buddha to All Intelligent Beings.