An 'Asadrusha Maha Danamaya Pinkama' will be held on the 27th and 28th of August in front of the Abhayagiraya Maha Dagaba of Anuradhapura Mahaviharaya. Held under the advice and guidance of Most Ven. Dr. Pallegama Siriniwasa Atamasthanadhipathi Nayaka Thero and led by the incumbent of Abhayagiriya Mahaviharaya Ven. Dr. Kallanchiye Rathanasiri Nayaka Thero, this great meritorious task will be organized by the incumbent of Galduwa Aranya Senasanaya Ven. Kahagolle Somawansa Thero and the Sumaga Foundation.
Starting at 5.00 pm on the 27th August with the offering of a great Gilanpasa Pooja consisting of 109 bowls, this Asadrusha Maha Pinkama will end with the distribution of Books and other school requisites for the school children at 1.30 pm on the 28th. During this period, a large number of meritorious tasks including the whole night Pirith Chanting ceremony in front of the Abhayagiriya Maha Dagaba on the 27th, special Gavapana Dana with Vilanada Meepeni Dana consisting of 108 bowls at 6.00 am on the 28th and the morning Dana for the venerable Maha Sangha, Buddha Pooja at 10.00 am with 49 curries and 109 bowls, offering of mid day Dana for 200 nos. of venerable Maha Sangha and offering of essential items for 49 temples at 1.00 pm will be included in this great meritorious task.
Also, illuminating the Abhayagiriya Maha Dagaba with thousands of light bulbs with the six colours of Lord Buddha's sacred aura will be a special Pooja during this period.