Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Bhumi Puja for Sita Mata temple in Sri Lanka: June 26, 2010

Bhumi Puja for Sita Mata temple in Sri Lanka: June 26, 2010

The letter of invitation included in the above URL is from India Foundation to participate in a historic event in Sri Lanka on June 26-27, 2010.

A Buddhist Monastery stands at the exact spot where Sita performed Agni Pravesh. It is in a village called Divurumpola near Nuwara Iliya, about three hours drive from Kandy town. The Buddhist leadership of Sri Lanka has offered to allot space within the premises of the Monastery to build a temple for Sita Mata.

Bhumi Puja for the proposed temple will be performed at this site on 26 June 2010.

Pujya Shankaracharya of Kanchi Mutt Swami Jayendra Saraswati Maharaj will grace the occasion and guide the ceremony. Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, leaders of the Sri Lankan Government and the Buddhist leadership of Sri Lanka will also be present on the occasion.

There are many pilgrimage sites in Sri Lanka associated with Ramayana, within a trekking distance from the spot.

An annual festival of the arrival of Bauddham to Sri Lanka (about 2300 years ago) from India will be held on 25 June. This will be held at Mihintala near Anuradhapura. Sri Shivraj Singh Chauhan will be the Chief Guest in this year’s festival.

The URL also contains the following:

Seetha in Sri Lanka – Article by Anuradha Shankar (May, 2010)

Write-up about the Pilgrimage site: Divurumpola – Welimada, Sri Lanka.

Divurumpola means ‘a place of oath’. This is the place where Sita underwent the ‘Agni’ test. She came unscathed and proved her innocence and purity. Read on…

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Ramayan sites in Srilanka.

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