Poson Poya marks arrival of Buddhism
in Sri Lanka in the 3rd century BC
when Arahat Mahinda,
son of Emperor Asoka of India,
converted King Devanampiyatissa
of Sri Lanka to Buddhism.
Next Sil Observance Day at Mahāvihāra is 16th of June 2019,
to mark Poson Poya full-moon day which also falls on the same day.
Devotees will spend this day in the temple away from normal household activities, fully engaged in spiritual development, Dhamma discussion and
contemplation of the teachings of the Buddha. Sil Program will start at 8.30am and terminate at 5.00pm.
Please click the "Poya Calendar" button on the right column to see the details of monthly Poya Day Programs.