Pooja at Tantirimale
Tantirimale is a historic site, said to be close to the village
founded by Upatissa, who accompanied Prince Vijaya when he landed
at Tambapanni. It is also said that Theri Sanghsmitta, rested here
on her way to Anuradhapura with the Bo sapling. The present Bodhi
at Tantitimale is from one of the eight seedlings taken from the
Jayasiri Maha Bodhi planted at Mahameuna Uyana in Anuradhpura.
centuries Tantirimale was abandoned when the jungle encroached over
it. Forty years ago, Tantirimale began to regain its past glory
with the interest taken by the Ven. Tantirimale Chandrathane Thera.
Now after the concerted efforts of many, Tantirimale is once more
a centre of religious worship.
celebrations this year were marked by an Aloka Pooja, sponsored
by Wijeya Newspapers. School uniform material was presented to 500
students. Excercise books donated by Richard Traading Co. Ltd.,
and writing and colour materials donated by Ceylon Pencil Company
Ltd., were also presented to the students. (From The
Sunday Times Plus)