අලුත් සහල් මංගල්ලය – ශ්‍රී දළදා මාලිගාව

By L.B.Senaratne
 
The ‘ new rice from the  fields of Sri Dalada Malgawa was offered to the Sacred Tooth Relic on Duruthu Poya, as much as in all the Raja Maha Viahre’s of the Central Province and the Devale’s including the Fur Devales of Kandy, Maha Vishnu, Natha, Goddes Pahtini and God Kataragama
 
A week before Duruthu Poya, rice from the Grannies .of the Sri Dalada Malgawa situated at Pallekelle wa distributed to the Devales and the Raja Maha Viahre’s that had been in existence during the period of 1815.  They in turn offered the new rice obtained from he Sri Dalada Maligawa on Duruthu Poya Day
 
At the Sri Dalada Maligawa thirty-two bushels of rice were offered to the Sacred Tooth Relic, in an ancient ritual from the time of King Keerthi Sri Rajasinghe.  The offering was from the ” Sandun Mandapaya ” of the Sri Dalda Maligawa where the Diyawadna Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela and the Anunayake of Asgiri Maha Viahre Venerfable Panditha Anamaduwe Dhammadassi Thera conducted the rituals.
The rituals were organized by the Kariya Korale K.M.Karunatilleke , who is the person in charge of all the rituals at the Sri Dalda Maligawa.
The other Maha Sangha who is in service at the Sri Dalda Malgiawa also participated in these rituals.
 

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