Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Wandhami Chethiyan Sabban...

'Baraneth Sthupa Wandanaaa'......

2nd of November in 1999 was a special day for the Baraneskanda Viharaya.Because one of a main requrement for this Viharaya ,has fulfilled on that perticuler day .
That was the "Sthupa" for this nice environment .
This post is to eleberate all about Baraneskanda Stupaya and its owne culture.............

 Relics inside the Dagoba

Under the Boodhi Tree

During the first week after Enlightenment, the Buddha sat under the

 bodhi tree, experiencing the happiness of freedom and peace. 

Throughout the week, He sat in one posture, experiencing the Bliss of Emancipation (Vimukthi Suva).


The Relics Division 

Conception and Birth

16 Buddhist Maha Vihara's in
Sri Lanka

The Enlightenment 

Gazing at the BO tree

In gratitude to the tree that had sheltered Him during His struggle for Buddhahood,

 the Buddha stood without moving His eyes as He meditated on the bodhi tree (Animisalochana Pooja), 

thus teaching a great moral lesson to the world. Buddhists who follow this example pay their respects not only to the original bo tree, but also other bo trees.

The Golden Bride

The Buddha saw through His mind's eye that the gods were not sure whether He had attained Enlightenment, as the Buddha had not given up His temporary residence at the bo tree. To clear their doubts, He created, by His psychic powers, a golden bridge in the air, and walked up and down it for a whole week.

The Jeweled Chamber 

In the jewelled chamber - The Buddha created a beautiful jewelled chamber (ratanaghara) and sitting inside it, meditated on what was later known as the 'Detailed Teaching' (Abhidhamma).His mind and body were so purified that rays of six colours came out of His body - blue, yellow, red, white, orange and a mixture of these five. Each colour represented one noble quality of the Buddha: yellow for holiness, white for purity, blue for confidence, red for wisdom and orange for defeat of desire.The mixed colour represented all these noble qualities. Today these six colours make up the Buddhist flag.

Three Girls

While meditating under the Ajapala banyan tree, the Buddha replied to a Brahmana, who came to see Him, that one becomes a perfect Brahmana by one's deeds and not by birth.
Three charming girls called Tanha, Rati and Raga (the daughters of Mara) came to disturb His meditation. They danced around the Buddha and tried to distract Him, but soon got tired and left Him alone.

Muchalinda Tree

Under the muchalinda tree - The Buddha started meditating under a muchalinda tree. It began to rain heavily and the huge Muchalinda Nagaraja (cobra king) came out and coiled his body seven times around the Buddha to keep Him warm and placed his hood over the Buddha's head to protect Him from the rain .

After seven days, the rain stopped and the snake changed into a young man who paid his respects to the Buddha

Rajayathana Tree

The Buddha meditated under the Rajayatana banyan tree. Two merchants, Tapassu and Bhalluka, came into His presence and offered the Buddha rice cakes and honey.
The Buddha told them some of what He had found in His Enlightenment. These two merchants, by taking refuge in the Buddha and His Dhamma, became the first lay followers in the Buddhist world. There was no Sangha (order of monks and nuns) then.
They asked the Buddha for something sacred and the Buddha wiped His head with His right hand and pulled out some hair to give them. These hair relics (Kesa Datu) were brought home and enshrined by the merchants.

An Old valuable picture of the opening ceremony of Baraneskanda Dageba completion 1995  . Most venerable Maduruwawe Sobitha Tero, Kelaniye Indrasiri Thero ,kahatawilawatte palitha Thero and lots of  devotes have participate for this event.  

A nice view of Baraneskanda Se Radun....