Friday, October 26, 2012

A Clam Evening at Baraneskanda !!!






Sunday, October 14, 2012

"Baranethin Daham Padurak" Daham Kathikawatha...

"Baranethin Daham Padurak" is a Dhammaha discussion program, which conducts from Baraneskanda  young Buddhist society ..In this program they discuss about Buddha Dharma Deshana which can adopt for development of the society .

This program guests by one of a young Thero from Baraneskanda Purana Viharaya...

Lecture for "National Teachers Educational Campus", Hapitigama (Kuruneagala)
Shastrapathi ,
Venerable Gonagaldeniye Piyadassi Thero.....

Baraneskanda blog will bring you this discussions on step by step ....

This time the topic was "Satara Samyak Pradahana Weeryan" .....

 ( Four Noble Velours should develop in order to Attain Nibbahana )

Friday, October 12, 2012

God's Messengers at Baraneskanda ( "Dewadoothayoo" )

                       According to Buddhist teaching (Dewadootha Suthraya) there are 5 kind of God Messengers we meet on a daily basis .Their message is very clear and specific , also they try to guide us to prevent our lives from the  "Hell" .

They are ...
                   1.A New Born Baby - Understand the re birth of a life...indicates to attain Nibbahana

                   2.A Sicked Person    - Understand everyone gets sick , before it happens to me ,
                                                      " i should engage with  good things"

                   3. A Dead Body           - Understand everyone gets die ," i should do good things
                                                                             before my death".

                   4. A Convicted person who found guilty - Understand "it will happen to me ,unless i
                                                                               haven't change life to a good one"..

                   5. An Old Person  - Understand, everyone gets old and disable, before it happens to me
                                                                  i should engage with  good things.

                   People have to understand and correct their bad life styles by meeting these five kinds of God messengers , into a good life.  Otherwise your next life would start on Hell with the suffer ..

To symbolize this concept Buddhist culture gift this "Dewadootha Parade"...

These are some nice Snap Shots of "Baraneskanda Dewadutha Parad "    


Three Small Youths acted as Dewadootha 
This pared was a colorful part of an opening ceremony of Baraneskanda Vihar Buddha Mandhiraya ,on 7th of October 1997 ....
Three Gnanodaya Dhammha school students names call Koushalya Yasaranga, N.P.Manupriya and Dushantha Nalin had been dressed for Dewadutha and his guardians.. 

Dedicated Seven days by staying at Temple
These three youths had to stay at temple entire seven days by listening to Buddha Suthra Deashana ...Also they had to  have a vegetarian lifestyle until this period ends. Baraneskanda Viharaya has organize 7 days Parithrana Suthra Deashana for this event.     

Venerable Palitha Nayaka Theo is on Proper Practices and duties for Messengers
Venerable Kahatawilawatte Palitha Nayaka Thero
has dedicated his full time for this ground work of Dewadootha Practices...
Though it's been a fist time experiences he has treated this like a matured  master...

The  24*7  Paritta Hut full of Reverend Theros 

Nice Pared Before the "DORAKADA ASNAYA"  
Final day of that seven days , Baraneskanda Vihara 'dayaka Sabaha" (Temple organizing committee ) has organised a Huge pared with elephants and nice dancing events .This pared has toured around the Kelaniya Village streets. 

Strong Three Tuskers 

Families of Respective God Messengers 

There was a Nice Parade with lot of Participants
Close to 50 groups of Traditional Dancers in different areas have participated for this .  

"Wadiga  patuna ' an Indian Dance ...

Dorakada Asnaya and Blessings from Maha Theros..

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Nine Special Qualities of the Buddha

Budu Guna in English 

  Important of understand the Buddha Qualities for children
Budu Guna for Children ..
This creation is from Sri Gnanodhaya Dhamma Vidyalaya of Baraneskanda Viharaya, Pilapitiya, Kelaniya...



Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Maha Dhana Lakshmi Pooja At Baraneskanda,,,

                                  ' Maha Dhana Lakshmi' is a famous Hindu Devi (God) for Wealth , Prosperity and Fortune. Every year 9th of October  since 2010 Baraneskanda Viharaya has been organizing this Poojawa from supportive sponsorship with "Master Guide Books Publication "  .This is some colorful events of that Pooja on 9th of Oct 2012.

Luxmi Idol Bath 

This Pooja (Blessing Program) has conducted by a group of professional Tamil Poosaris  (Priests)  in Colombo.They began the Blessing by use of "Esthotra" ( Poems include qualities of God Dana Lakshmi).

Time to time they have bath the Idol of Luxmi at Temple by Fruit juice , pots of Milk and different different liquids.
         According to Hindu god concept , most of the Gods love to have this kind of Milk,Fruit juice bath in special occasions . That indicates Pure and Fresh heath practice of Gods. 

This is a small video clip which carries that Pooja Beauty... 

Fruit Buckets Offer 

After respective poems and other Treatments , Main Sponger and villagers occupied to offer their Fruit Buckets for God. There were more than 50 fruit buckets have offered to god this time. 

Glamour of combined Fruits ,Flowers and Colors  

This Blessing ceremony also contend glamour with combination of beautiful flower chains ,nice fruit buckets and Tamil Music from 'Kovil Beraya" (A drum which uses at Tamil Kovil for Blessings).

             At the same time lot of Bells have noised  which have hanged on the roof of Lakshmi Devalaya.

Temple Premises filled with lot of Devotees  

 There were close to 200 devotees who have participated for this event , even at the heavy rain.  

Venerable Siriwimala Thero Busy with Preparations  

The Final blessing 

Blessed Mark On your Forehead  (Bindi)

        Finely The main Poosari (conductor )of this program, has treated from a Mark on every devotee's  Forehead from blessed Powder .They believe it has a huge power and strength for any body.  

        After devotes have enjoyed their returned Fruit buckets by sharing ....

"MURUTHEN" Bath Poojawa
As usual Venerable Nelumdeniye Siriwimala Thero has started to treat everyone from 'Muruthan Bath' (Special meal which has dedicated for Gods) in the end.Every one who have participated for this nice ceremony blessed and enjoy this nice culture. 

Friday, October 5, 2012

We Learn from Thero's to Respect our Dearest Teachers....

             By associating Baraneskanda Vihar culture, you could  find a lot of good disciplines and nice human qualities always. 

             All these good attitudes can be transparent from Senior Thero to Junior Samanera Theros at this Vihar....
           When it comes to respect old Guru (Teacher )Thero's , I believe  Baraneskanda Vihar thero's making brilliant Service.....

"Guru Upahara Pooja " was a Powerful evidence ......

    Two respective Nayaka Thero's nice photographs with Upahara Shields...  
This Guru Upahara Pooja was organised on 4th of April 2009 , on behalf respecting venerable Kahatawilawatte Palitha and Nelumdeniye Siriwimala Maha Thero's. And the Pioneer of this program was Venerable Shastravedhi    Kelaniye Ganawimala  Thero  who was a good student of both the two Guru Thero's ....

This nice event got more colorful with special gusts participation.
This is Most Venerable Welamitiyawe Kusaladhamma Nayaka Thero stepping to uncover the Gate wall of Upahara Pooja....

Most Venerable Welamitiyawe Kusaladhamma Thero and "Kalyana Mithra " Most Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Nayaka Thero  also became the colorful guests for this event    

This is an important event Most Venerable Shastrapathi Kahatawilawatte Palitha Thero deserves the Glory and the Respect from dearest student Shastravedhi Kelaniye Gnanawimala Thero at the Guru Upahara Ceremony in Baraneskanda Viharaya.      

Venerable Bambaragaha Pelesse Dhammika Thero , currently developing Naththandiya ,Meegahawela Weluwanaramaya , is offering the The Pooja Upahara Granthaya (Magazin of the Glory) to Venerable Nelumdeniye Siriwimala thero and Maduruwawe Sobitha Nayaka Thero at the ceremony . Since he is being the Main Editor of that Special magazine.....    

Kalyana Mithra Most Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha  Nayaka Thero deserving the Glory from Kelaniye Gnanawilmala Thero for his excellent service to the Society.

Active members of this Wahalkada Upahara  Pooja Ceremony from Dayaka Sbaha
Sampath Kulathunga, R.D .Pemarathne , Gamini Jayaweera and Sisira Kumara  were given the outstanding  service for the betterment of this event. 

The Most Reverend Dr. Oswald Gomis and Most Venerable  Welamitiyawe Kusaladhammaha Nahimi uncovering the Gate wall notice and officially opening that.
It's a good evidence which shows the Religiosity liberty of first Freedom. 

Beauty of Gate wall entrees (Wahalkada) ... 
This is the gift which has offered for both the Reverents Palitha Thero and Siriwimala theros, as their 60th birth day celebration gift  by Ven  Gnanawimala thero and Dayaka Sabaha of Baraneskanda Viharaya 

Fallowing day Special arms giving program for 60 odd Reverent Thero's. All the villagers and the Dhammaha friends have supported this under Reverent Gnanawimala Thero's leadership  

Young Groups of Baraneskanda Dayaka Sabaha