Large crowd pays homage to Deegawapiya Relics at PepiliyanaSunethra Devi Pirivena

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) –  Defence Secretary General Kamal Gunaratne paid homage to the sacred Omniscient Relics of Deegawapiya Stupa at the Pepiliyana Sunethra Devi Piriven Maha Viharaya, last evening (Sep 12).

The Chief Incumbent, Sri Sunethra Devi Raja Maha Viharaya, Prof. Medagoda Abhayatissa thero who facilitated the exposition of revered articles at the temple premises was also present during the session.

The charming religious evening saw an influx of a large gathering of devotees and mahasanga at the venue paying their homage during this rare occasion.

The relics unearthed from the Deegawapiya site during the excavations as well as the Crest Gem embedded with 2800 precious stones will be taken to Rathmalana Parama Dhamma Chethiya Pirivena according to the schedule on Sep 13.

Afterwards, the revered articles will move in a religious procession to Maharagama Siri Vajiragnana Dharmayathanaya tomorrow (14), for public veneration.

They will be on exposition at Kotte Rajamaha Viharaya on September 15, Pannipitiya Siri Damminda Viharaya on September 16 and PiliyandalaMampe Viharaya on September 17.


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