KATINA ROBE CEREMONY - 2017
Main Sponsor: Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery - Kundasale
Flower Offerings and Decorations (Wajirasana)
Flower Decorations (Ashram Decoration)
Parishkara for Invited 500 Monks
Air Tickets for Guest Monks from SL
Breakfast (Heela Daana) for 250 Monks as Packets
Lunch (Daana) for 250 Monks and Lay Indian People
Gift Packs for 500 School Children
Gift for Main 50 Temples in Bodhgaya
Chairs/Tables/Tent Works/ Light Works/ Sounds
Further Details: Ven. Nalande Pawara Thero - +94770324342
KATINA ROBE OFFERING
Kathina is a Buddhist festival which comes at the end of Vassa, the three-month rainy season retreat for Theravada Buddhists. The season during which a monastery may hold Kathina is one month long, beginning after the full moon of the eleventh month in the Lunar calendar (usually October).
It is a time of giving, for the laity to express gratitude to bhikkhus (Buddhist monks). Lay Buddhists bring donations to temples, especially new robes for the monks.