Uposatha 8 Rule Observance!
Duruthu: Buddha first visit to
Mahiyangana Stupa, which contains hair & collarbone relics.
Navam: At this day Buddha
and later decides his Parinibbāna.
Medin: Buddha visits parents
home after Enlightenment, and ordains his son
& half brother Nanda.
10 Bak: Buddha's second visit to
Ceylon, at Nagadipa close to Jaffna in the 5th year after his Enlightenment.
Sacred Day celebrates the birth, Enlightenment, and passing away of the Blessed
Asoka's son, the Arahat
Mahinda, introduces Buddhism to
Ceylon in the 3rd century B.C.
preaches 1st Sermon:
Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta & performs the famous
Nikini: Bhikkhus who did not
enter the yearly rains retreat (Vassa) at Esala Poya, are allowed to enter
September 5 Binara:
Start of Bhikkhuni Sangha by the ordination of
Queen Mahāpajāpatī; the Buddha's foster-mother.
Vap: Marks the end of the Bhikkhu's
three months rains retreat and begins
Kathina month of giving robes.
explanation of the next
Unduwap: Arrival in Ceylon of
a sapling of the
Bodhi-tree, brought by Arahat Theri
8 vows on Poya days is the Way to Divine Being at Death!