Significance of the ‘Navam Poya’

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Words : Mandulee Mendis

Navam Poya, which falls in the month of February, is significant for several reasons.

Establishment of the Order of Maha Sangha

Order of Maha Sangha, or, the Buddhist congregation was established on a Navam Poya day. In the evening of the first Navam Full Moon Poya day after the Enlightenment of Lord Buddha, there were many disciples in the Order of Maha Sangha, approximately one thousand two hundred and fifty.

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