Poya Uposatha Observance days 2013 »


Poya-Uposatha-Observance Day Calendar for 2013:

The Sacred Mountain: Sri Pada
 (also Adam's peak; Sinhalese Samanalakanda - සමනළ කන්ද "the butterfly mountain"
Where the Gotama Buddha deliberately left a footprint for future devout veneration:

Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Full moon




25 24


22 20



17 16
New moon


10 12 10 10 12 8 7 5 5 3 3

Full Moon Poya Days: Uposatha 8 Rule Observance!

January 26 Duruthu: Buddha first visit to Ceylon at Mahiyangana Stupa, which contains hair & collarbone relics.
February 25 Navam: At this day Buddha ordains Sāriputta and MahāMoggallāna and later decides his Parinibbāna.
March 26 Medin: Buddha visits parents home after Enlightenment, and ordains his son Rāhula, & half brother Nanda.
April 25 Bak: Buddha's second visit to Ceylon, at Nagadipa close to Jaffna in the 5th year after his Enlightenment.
May 24 Wesak: This Sacred Day celebrates the birth, Enlightenment, and passing away of the Blessed Buddha Gotama.
June 23 Poson: Emperor Asoka's son, the Arahat Mahinda, introduces Buddhism to Ceylon in the 3rd century B.C.
July 22 Esala: Buddha preaches 1st Sermon: Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta & performs the famous Twin Miracle.
August 20 Nikini: Bhikkhus who did not enter the yearly rains retreat (Vassa) at Esala Poya, are allowed to enter now.
September 19 Binara: Start of Bhikkhuni Sangha by the ordination of Queen Mahāpajāpatī; the Buddha's foster-mother.
October 18 Vap: Marks the end of the Bhikkhu's three months rains retreat and begins Kathina month of giving robes.
November 17 Il: Celebrates the Buddha Gotama's explanation of the next Buddha Metteyya & Breathing Meditation.
December 16 Unduwap: Arrival in Ceylon of a sapling of the sacred Bodhi-tree, brought by Arahat Theri Sanghamitta.

  Keeping the 8 vows on Poya days is the Way to Divine Being at Death!

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