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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:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Pada
http://Sripada.org/

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

26

25

26

25 24

23

22 20

19

18

17 16
New moon

12

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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