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The Water of Vaddukkoddai, Settiyarmadam Tank Made Holy with Mixing of Holy Water of Kasi Gang River of India

[2019-08-15: 15:17:14]

Water of the ancient tank near the Periyathambiran Temple in Settiyarmadam, in Vaddukkoddai was blessed by mixing of holy water brought from the Kashi Ganga Nadi (River Ganges in Varanasi) in India. Water from Kashi river was fetched by Dr. Sithambarammohan, President of "Jaffna Friends" and social worker in Vaddukkoddai with the assistance of the Chief Incumbent of Jaffna Sri Naga Vihara Ven. Meegahajandure Sirivimala Thero.

The simple ceremony was held on Wednesday, 14th August 2019 with participation of religious leaders of Buddhist and Hindu beliefs, Commander Security Forces Jaffna Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya, Dr.Sithambarammohan, representative of the Consul General of India in Jaffna Mr S Niranjan, Army Senior Officers and civilians in the area. Holy water from Kashi river was brought here for this purpose by Ven. Sirivimala Thero and Dr.Sithambarammohan during their recent visit to Varanasi, India where Buddhists and Hindus worship alike. The holy water was mixed into Settiyarmadam tank after Hindu religious rituals, which was preceded by chanting of seth pirith.

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