Saturday, June 14, 2008

Soldiers on front blessed with Jaya Piritha

Members of Armed Forces, Police and Civil Defence Force who are fighting with the terrorists on battlefronts in the Jaffna Peninsula have been blessed with Jaya Piritha. An assembly of monks visiting battlefronts since 11th of June to 13th June conducted a series of religious activities to invoke blessings to the soldiers.

During these visits, 10,000 "Divya Raja Yanthra" (Talismans) that had been blessed with Jaya Piritha chanted for 100,000 times were presented to the soldiers. These Talismans were packed in gold plated lockets containing an ancient herbal mixture.

The religious event was organized by Most Venerable Makure Piyananda Nayaka Thero and Venrable Walpola Saddhananda Thero. The chanting of Jaya Piritha was held for 100 days starting from February this year at Shailasannarama ancient Buddhist temple at Naligama, Mahara.

Presidential advisor, Venerable Bengamuwe Nalaka Thero led the assembly to Jaffna. The organizers expect to visit Wanni battlefronts in near future.

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