Joyous ‘Kathina’ at Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple

Devotees gathered in the Dhamma Preaching Hall to offer requisites to the Sangha.

On Sunday 26 October, the Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur was a hive of activity as more than 1,000 devotees thronged the vihāra for the annual ‘Kathina’ Robe-offering ceremony.  The presenting of ‘Kathina Robe’ is one of the ways for the laity to support and pay tribute to the Sangha (monastic order).  It is performed yearly after the conclusion of the “monastic rains retreat” (Vassāvasa).  We rejoice over the devotees’ faith and meritorious deeds.  Sadhu anumodana.

Devotees with sets of robes in hand to be offered to the Sangha, proceeding to the hall.

NOTE :

Nalanda Centre will hold its annual ‘Robes-Offering Ceremony’ on Sunday, 9 November, starting at 9.00 am.  Devotees who would like to offer robes and requisites to the Sangha may call Nalanda Office at 03-8938-1500 to confirm.  All are welcome to this joyful programme!

 

(Photographs from several sources – with much appreciation.  Anumodana!)