New Year – (Conventional Calender) 1st
A special Puja and Pirith (Paritta)
chanting ceremony is conducted to invoke blessings for all
visitors to the temple at the
auspicious time of the New Year
Sinhala and Hindu New Year – (Zola
The temple plans to perform all Sri
Lankan customs at auspicious times and invoke blessings to
devotees of all nationalities in New Zealand.
Wesak Celebrations - May (Full moon day)
All day programme including observing
Sil (eight precept), meditation, dhamma talk and discussion
followed by a colourful Wesak lanterns display in the evening.
This takes place on the Saturday which is closest to the Wesak
full moon day.
Poson Celebrations – June (full moon day)
Special Sil programme followed by Poson
Bakthi Gee (devotional songs). This takes place on the
Saturday which is closest to the Poson full moon day.
Katina Ceremony – October/ November
Special Pirith (Paritta) Chanting
ceremony followed by the Katina ceremony (Offering of the
Katina robe) on the following day. This takes place on a
weekend between full moon days of October and November