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Monday, September 5, 2011

Singapore Kindness Movement, 10th Aniversary 1997-2007

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Dagoba in Ancient Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka-Sacred City of Anuradhapura

Thuparamaya is a dagoba in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is a Buddhist sacred place.

The Ruwanwelisaya is a stupa in Sri Lanka, considered a marvel for its architectural qualities and sacred to many Buddhists all over the world.

Abhayagiri Dagaba
The Abhayagiri Dagaba is situated in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. It is one of the most extensive ruins in the world and one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage cities.

Jetavana Dagaba
The Jetavanaramaya is a stupa, located in the ruins of Jetavana Monastery in the sacred world heritage city of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka-Sacred City of Kandy

Sri Nagadeepa Chaithya, Jaffna
During the period of reign by the Naga Tribe, Maninaga Island known also as Samudra Naga Bhavana or Naga Deepa was a place suitable for the dwelling of a tribe of people. This Island presently known as Nainativu is situated 25 miles off the coast of Jaffna.

Nearly 2600 years ago, this island was under a Naga King named Mahodara. A tussle between him and his nephew over gem studded chair grew into a furious war between them and their followers. Lord Buddha, who saw that this tussle would lead to a large scale war visited Nagadeepa and delivered ‘Dhamma’ on the kings and their followers.

After bearing the Dhamma, they presented Lord Buddha with the gem studded chair, who in turn gave it back to the kings. A stupa named ‘Rajayatane’ was built preserving the chair which they fought for. With the passage of time, this stupa was in ruins and later Sinhalese Kings Devanapetis, Mallakanaga Voharatissa, Agboo the Second, Dutugemunu, Bhathikabaya and Perakumba the great were instrumental in restoring this stupa.

Muthiyangana Chaithya, Badulla
The word Muthiyangana has several meanings such as: Mutti - Padang - Anganang - Muthiyanganag, which in Pali, literally means Midam Sankyaatha Nirwana or if a person who associates an open place and attains Nirwana, that open place is known as Muthiyangana.

As the Sacred Muttaka Dhatu—the Sacred Sweat of the Lord Buddha – is preserved inside the stupa, it is also known as Muthiyangana.

This stupa built on a landscape which rises like a pearl (sin: muthu) this land is called muthu - angana or Muthiyangana.

It is stated in the chronicle that along with Lord Buddha, 500 Bhikkus visited Muthiyangana and rested there. In this place, where the Sacred one has visited and rested a stupa was built by King Devana-- Petis.

Kirivehera, Kataragama
One of the places visited by Lord Buddha during his 3rd Journey to Sri Lanka was Kataragama. A person named Mahagosha was governing Kataragama during this time and Lord Buddha and his disciples happened to rest in his garden known as ‘Kihiri Uyana’. A stupa known as ‘Magul Maha Seya’ was built in the 3rd Century B.C by King Mahanaga. Brahmi writings on stone relics found in and around this stupa confirm the period of its construction.

With a height of 97 feet and a circumference of 277 feet and built on three circular platforms, Kirivehara or this stupa is supposed to be the only stupa of this kind in the world.

Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy
The temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy is the location of the Sacred Tooth (left Canine) of the Buddha, which was brought to Sri Lanka during the reign of King Kirtisri Meghavanna (301-328) by Prince Danta and Princess Hemamala from the kingdom of Kalinga, India. It became the palladium of the Sri Lankan kings and was preciously guarded in a special shrine within the precincts of the Royal Palace, wherever the Capital was located.

Wimaladharmasuriya 1(1590-1604) was the first king who brought the tooth relic to Kandy and located it in a three storey shrine. The present two storied shrine is said to have been built by King Narendrasinha (1707-1739).

The upper storey which houses the Tooth Relic constitutes the Vadahitina Maligawa Proper, which possesses the inner chamber (Gandha-Kuti) preceded by a narrow passage called Handun-Kudama, where devotees make offerings.

Inside the Shrine Chamber is the golden casket containing the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha, which is enshrined in six other Caskets of precious material and placed within a bullet proof glass chamber.

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2010 Summer Youth Olympics, Singapore

The 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, officially known as the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), were an international multi-sport event for youths that took place in the city-state of Singapore from 14 to 26 August 2010, in the XXIX Olympiad. They were the inaugural Summer Youth Olympics, a major sports and cultural festival celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games. A total of 3,531 athletes between 14 and 18 years of age from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed in 201 events in 26 sports. The decision for Singapore to host the Games was announced on 21 February 2008 after mail voting by 105 International Olympic Committee (IOC) members. Read more

Wat thammikarat, Ayutthaya

Card No. 118By my Niece Deepa

Wat Chai Wattanaram, Ayutthaya

Card No. 118By my niece Deepa
Buddhist temple in the city of Ayutthaya, Thailand, on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, outside Ayutthaya island. It is one of Ayutthaya's most well known temples. The temple was constructed in 1630 by the king Prasat Thong. It has a central 35 meter high prang in Khmer style. Read more
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