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Musaeus College Past Pupils Association of Canada

Kathina Festival Program on 6th and 7th November 2004

Kathina Festival Program on 6th and 7th November 2004 
6th November  
6.30 - 7.00pm:    Gilan Pasa Buddha Puja
7.00 - 8.00pm:    Repast (Short-eats and tea) 
8.00 - 11.00pm:   Pirith
                               Invoking blessings and  tying pirith nool.
12.00 midnight: Termination of Program for the day           
7th November  
9.00am:    Procession Carrying Kathina Cheevara, starts from Lido Motel. 
9.45am:    Arrival of the Kathina Cheevara at the vihara
10.00am:  Offering of the Kathina Cheevara at the Shrine
10.15-11.00am: Kathinanisansa Deshana
11.00am:   Buddha Puja         
11.20am:   Offering of alms to monks
12.00am:   Offering of Pirikara and rejoicing merits.      
12.30pm:    Lunch for the participants and termination of the festival.
Donations (puja vastu) in cash or kind for the use of the temple and the monks may be placed at the "Kap ruka" located inside the vihara. Please see the requisites list below.
Arrangements are being made for those devotees who wish to donate robes ("cheevara") to obtain same from the vihara.
 With meththa
Ven. Ahangama Rathanasiri Thero

Toronto Mahavihara Buddhist Meditation Centre




Requisites for the Vihara and Resident Monks


  • One Humidifier
  • White marker boards and stand with rubber shoes
  • Winter Hats (wool)
  • Gloves(rubber, gardening, oven and winter)
  • Brooms
  • Postage Stamps
  • Aluminum foil(for food-packing)
  • Polythene foil(for food-packing)
  • Plastic wraps
  • Zip-lock bags
  • Phone cards
  • Mops
  • Laundry detergent(liquid)
  • Fabric softener
  • Pillows
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • 60W bulbs
  • Tylenol
  • Advil
  • First Aid items
  • Tooth paste(Sensodyne)
  • Toilet papers
  • Tissue papers/paper towels
  • Toilet cleaning items
  • Garbage bags(large and small)
  • Gillette triple-blade razors



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