Department of Buddhist Affairs Holds Pindapatha Charika for Vesak
In commemoration of the 2,667 years of Buddha’s Enlightenment and in conjunction with the State Vesak Festival, the Department of Buddhist Affairs held a Pindapatha Charika programme yesterday morning. The event took place at the Gangaramaya Temple at 9:30 a.m. and was attended by a large gathering of devotees.
During the Pindapatha Charika, monks from the temple walked along the streets, carrying their alms bowls, and accepted food offerings from the devotees. This tradition, known as “pindapatha,” is an important part of Buddhist practice and is a way for monks to practice humility and gratitude.
The event was organized by the Department of Buddhist Affairs, which is responsible for promoting and preserving Buddhist culture and traditions in Sri Lanka. The programme was well-received by the attendees, who expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to participate in this important Buddhist ritual.
Photographer Kithsiri de Mel captured images of the event, which showcase the solemnity and reverence of the occasion. The Pindapatha Charika programme was a meaningful way to celebrate the teachings of the Buddha and to honour his legacy on this important occasion.