All Night Paritta Chanting Ceremony 2019

All Night Paritta Chanting Ceremony 2019

The Annual All Night Paritta Chanting - 2019 at Jethavana Buddhist Vihara in Birmingham organised by Most Ven. Keppetiyagoda Gunawansa Maha Thera and resident monks together with the devotees of the temple was of great success with a large gathering at the temple premises from the nights on the 15th and 16th of June 2019 to commemorate the arrival of Buddhism to Sri Lanka, to invoke blessings to all our devotees and all living beings and to transfer merits to departed devotees and relatives.


This year Paritta Chanting was sponsored by Mr. Ravi Amarasingha, Mrs. Chamila Amarasingha and family who made enormous effort to make the event a success by keeping in touch with the temple donating requisites and providing necessary facilities. Breakfast Dana on the 16th of June 2019 was offered to monks by all the devotees of the temple.


The programme commenced with a Vandana session led by Rev. Thissapura Sugatharathana Thero followed by the lighting of the traditional oil lamp by her excellency high commissioner Ms. Maneesha Gunasekara, the secretary of Education and Culture from Sri Lankan High Commission in the United Kingdom and other distinguished guests with our devotees.


Following are the names of the venerable monks who participated in the Paritta Chanting from different Buddhist Viharas in the UK, Germany, and Sri Lanka.

  1. Dr. Kabalewe Sirisumana Nayaka Thero
  2. Siyambalapitiye Buddharakkhitha Nayaka Thero
  3. Eheliyagoda Dhammapala Nayaka Thero
  4. Dediyawala Wimala Nayaka Thero
  5. Keppetiyagoda Gunawansa Nayaka Thero
  6. Pidiwille Piyathissa Nayaka Thero
  7. Thawalama Bandula Nayaka Thero
  8. Kumburugamuwe Mahanaga Thero
  9. Mapalagama Soratha Thero
  10. Wanduramba Kassapa Thero
  11. Theldeniyaye Amitha Thero
  12. Madugalle Mahanama Thero
  13. Mathugama Palitha Thero
  14. Kannimahara Piyasiri Thero
  15. Witharandeniye Sarada Thero
  16. Nepalaye Sumana Thero
  17. Kaluaggala Saranasiri Thero
  18. Aparekke Dhammananda Thero
  19. Koholankala Kovida Thero
  20. Pelwatthe Dhammananda Thero
  21. Udunuwara Indarathana Thero
  22. Sooriyawewa Kusala Thero
  23. Kudakathnoruwe Vineetha Thero
  24. Galpottayaye Pemananda Thero
  25. Thissapura Sugatharathana Thero
  26. Galayaye Dhammadassi Thero
  27. Monaragala Sumedha Thero
  28. Rev Godamune Gnanissara Thero
  29. Wewala Samitha Thero
  30. Anamaduwe Wimalajeewa Thero
  31. Nepalaye Suwachseela Thero
  32. Kohukumbure Siridhamma Thero
  33. Hokandara Pannawansa
  34. Wewala Sellarathana Thero

From                                                                                                                                                                                   London Buddhist Vihara, Letchworth Buddhist Vihara, Thames Buddhist Vihara, Barking Buddhist Vihara , Kingsbury Buddhist Vihara, Manchester Ketumati Buddhist Vihara , Nottingham Shanthi Buddhist Vihara , Hounslow Athuladassanarama Buddhist Center, Cambridge Buddhist Vihara, Sambodhi Buddhist Vihara, Bristol Buddhist Vihara, German Munich Vihara, Hendon Mindfulness Meditation Center, Liverpool Sambuddha Vihara.

As the event was a success because of the continuous effort made by all, I would like to thank everyone with the merits we thus gathered.

May the life of all of you be prosperous worldly and spiritually with good health and longevity and ultimately may you all attain the supreme bliss of emancipation of Nibbana.

Theruwan Saranai!

Rev. Keppetiyagoda Gunawansa Nayaka Thero


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