Apr 25, 2018

Duminda to make mass saffron robe offering for timely rains!

Agriculture Minister Duminda Dissanayake had submitted a proposal to Cabinet for the offering of 100,000 saffron robes to Ruwanweli Maha Seya, to which he has received the Cabinet nod.

In aid of this national religious endeavour, he has invited all those who wish to contribute to this meritorious deed to join in. This special offertory will take place at the Anuradhapura Ruwanweli Maha Seya on June 30, where all monks will be offered with three robes each.

The cabinet paper which was presented for Cabinet approval was titled “Jathiye Maha Cheevara Poojawa Sanghanubhawena – Sanghayanawakata Kalayai” (time for the great offertory of robes for the monks).

The motive of this offering is to invoke blessings on the country for timely rain, prosperity, peace and unity and harmony, the Cabinet paper states.

This meritorious project is jointly organised by the Agriculture Ministry and the Buddhasasana Ministry, while a two month period, from April 29 to June 29, has been allocated.

It is also proposed to conduct Bodhi Pooja and religious observances during this period at temples throughout the country.