Vesak Poya – The festival of Lights

Vesak or Wesak, Vesākha (Pali; Sanskrit), වෙසක් පෝය (Sinhala) commemorates the three most important milestones in the life of Gautama Buddha – His birth, enlightenment and Parinirvana (Nirvana after death). Visiting the Temple is an important part of the Vesak Poya day activities of every Buddhist family. Young and old alike offer flowers and light oil lamps, with … Continue reading Vesak Poya – The festival of Lights