Friday, May 24, 2013

Buddhists Around The World Celebrates Vesak Festival Today

Millions of Buddhists including majority of   Sri Lankans have been celebrating "Vesak Festival " (Vaiśākha,-in sanskrit, Veasak Poya in Sinhala) today(24)which marks the birth,enlightenment (nirvana)and demise(Parinirvana) of Lord Buddha the founder of Buddhism.this  traditional holy day has  mainly observed by Buddhists in Sri Lanka,Tibet,
India,Bangladesh,Bhutan,Nepal,Singapore,Thailand,Vietnam,Cambodia,Laos,Philippines Malaysia,Myanmar and Indonesia.

Buddhism varies according to countries as Theravada and Mahayana.according to Wikipedia In Theravada countries following the Buddhist Calender, it falls on a full moon Uposatha day, typically in the 5th or 6th lunar month. Vesākha Day in China and Korea is on the eighth of the fourth month in the Chinese Lunar Calender. The date varies from year to year in the Western Gregorian calendar, but usually falls in April or May. In leap years Vesākha is celebrated in June.

In Sri Lanka where majority are Buddhists celebrating this festival with making colorful Pandals,lighting Buckets and  Lanterns, giving alms(Dana) through Alms Centers(Dansal).the Vesak day which also the traditional full moon poya day here and the day after Vesak are declared as holidays in Sri Lanka.


A Buddhist Monk Set Himself In Fire As A Protest Against Cattle Slaughter

A Buddhist monk who set himself fire near vahalkada of Dalada Maligawa(Temple Of Sacred Tooth Relic) in Kandy was admitted to Kandy General Hospital with serious burn injuries this morning.this evening he has transferred to National Hospital in Colombo for further treatment.

the Buddhist Monk reported as doused himself with petrol and set himself a blaze protesting against cattle slaughter.He has been identified as a monk attach to temple in Kahawatta Area.

Eight Essential Drugs Are Out Of Stock In Karapitiya Hospital

Eight essential drugs have been out of stock these days at karapitiya teaching hospital(Southern Province) causing severe hardships for patients hospital sources said.the drugs including"Thyroxine Tablets,"Losarten",Enelopril and "Atovastatine" have been out of stock in the hospital since several weeks according to sources.

Due to this shortage patients have  recommended to purchase these drugs from the private sector.

All Island Curfew Schedule To Be Changed From Tomorrow(06)

Government has amended  the current curfew schedule implemented in the country daily from tomorrow (06)according to the President's ...