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Poson Festival 2018

Event Name : Poson Festival 2018
Venue : Mihintale near Anuradhapura
Start Date : Wednesday, 27-Jun-2018
End Date : Wednesday, 27-Jun-2018

The Poson Festival marks the initiation of an evolution of a civilization, environmental alertness and spiritual awareness. On the Poson Festival day, the Sri Lankan Buddhists remember the arrival of Indian monk Arhat Mahinda in Sri Lanka in the 3rd century BC and was immensely impressed by the his intelligence of King Devanampiyatissa, who was involved in hunting deers. Consequently, the whole nation also adopted Buddhism for the rest of their life. On Poson Festival day, the supporters dressed in white to flock in great numbers at Anuradhapura and Mihintale to attend several religious ceremonies like Bodhi Poojas, Dansalas, Sil campaigns, Poson pandols thoran and lanterns along with Poson devotional songs. However, they also climb series of steps to reach atop the Mihintale hill first to the temple and then reached dagobas surrounded by hillocks. The festival is staged with great belief and divineness with a motive to create the feeling of brotherhood and harmony amongst the living creatures. As a result, the decorations can be seen on streets with glittering lanterns, studded pandals, and most importantly, consumption of alcohol and flesh is strictly banned on this day. Poson Festival is on of the most beautiful festival in Sri Lanka. if you are thinking to be a part of Poson Festival then dont forget your camera because you will love to capture the lights and tha lovable moment at Poson Festival.


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