Katina Pooja of the Jaffna Sri Naga Vihara International Buddhist
Centre was held on grand scale on 28 and 29 October 2017 with
the guidance of Chief Sanganayaka, Northern Province and Chief
incumbent, Ven. Meegahajandure Gnnanarathana Thero and Viharadhikari
Ven. Meegahajandure Siriwimala Thero.
Troops of the Security Force (Jaffna) together with Police, government
institutes and donors organized the religious events associated
to Katina Pooja on the direction of Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi,
the Commander Security Force (Jaffna).
The Dhamma sermon and religious activities were conducted by the
Chief incumbent, Ven. Meegahajandure Gnnanarathana Thero, followed
by all-night Pirith chanting.
The Katina Cheevara (ritual offering of new Robes) was brought
in procession from the Headquarters 512 Brigade and offered to
the Maha Sanga by Major General Darshana Hettiarachchi, Commander
SF (J) together with Senior Military Officers on the following
day morning. Alms-giving and offering of Atapirikara to Bhikkus
in the morning marked the culmination of the Pinkama. .