Athula Dassana International Buddhist Temple - Vesak Celebration - The 80 Great Disciples of lord Buddha
On the 10th of May 2014, Athula Dassana International Buddhist Temple celebrated Vesak Day with a 80 Great Disciples of Lord Buddha. There were 80 beautiful flower arrangements and offerings to Lord Buddha and the Disciples of 'ashta paana'. The devotees brought 'poojas' to bring them great blessings from the day. Approximately 100 devotees attended the blessing day which was held at Lampton School Hounslow TW3 4JW.
The hall in the school was decorated so beautifully with Vesak lanterns depicting the 80 disciples.
The blessing ceremony was conducted by Ven.Thissapura Sugatharathana Thero from the Birmingham Jethavana Buddhist Vihara. Also attended were Ven. Dediyawala Vimala Thero and Ven.Mathugama PalithaSamith Thero from Letchworth Buddhist Temple attended. A beautiful ceremony was conducted to remember the good qualities of the disciples from Kondanna Thero to Sabhiya Thero. The remembrance finished with Pirith Chantings.
All the devotees were offered traditional Sri-Lankan dahl, pol sambol with bread at the end of the ceremony.
The event gave a lot of blessings to all and was once again a great successful event organised with the guidance of Ven.Wanduramba Kassapa Thero.
We thank all who helped to make the event a success and all who generously bought 'poojas', which aid to maintain our Buddhist Temple.