Offerings: Medicinal drinks (for good health), flowers (beautiful but fade away as a reminder of the impermanence of things), candle lights (mark of light and wisdom), incense sticks (to bring a soothing effect)
Devotees bring medicinal drinks and other pooja items and prepare offerings for the Lord Buddha.
The ceremony consists of chanting of stanzas and chanting of Paritta (protection) and transferring of merits; the residing Monks will guide the devotees and conduct the
Weekly, on Saturday’s a special poojawa is conducted to transfer good merits to sick people
by chanting ‘Bojjanga Piritha’and distribute blessed medicinal drinks to all devotees attended. This ceremony is sponsored by one family for the day.
You can listen to daily Buddha pooja via Vihara Radio in Vihara Live Broadcasts section.
This Pooja is conducted in combination with the daily Buddha Pooja session.
The twenty-four declarations given to the Bodhisattva in his previous lives (Gautama Buddha’s previous births) by twenty-four former Buddhas and his mother approving him as the Buddha designate.
At BVV this pooja is sponsored by few families, held monthly with 24 offerings, participated by many devotees to pay respect to Lord Buddha.
According to Eastern cultures, The Lotus plant is considered one of the most sacred plants in the world.
To start, the lotus has a life cycle unlike any other plant. With its roots latched in mud, it submerges every night into water and miraculously re-blooms the next morning, sparklingly clean. In many cultures, this process associates the flower with rebirth and spiritual enlightenment. With its daily process of life, death, and re-emergence, it’s no wonder that the lotus holds such symbolism.
Offering Lotus Flowers considered as very special to all Buddhists.