Navam Poya

Navam  full moon has special significance for the Buddhists in Sri Lanka  and in the world.  Few  important incidents that took place on Navam Full moon day. The first  Buddhist council (Sangayanawa) was held on Navam Full Moon Day. The appointment of Arahat Sariputta and Moggallana theros  as the two chief disciples “Aggarasavakas” took place on Navam Poya Day.Venerable Sariputta Thero was appointed to the prestigious position “Darmasenadhipati” and Venerable Maha Moggallana Thereo as “Dharma Purohita” receptively. And also on Navam Full Moon Day, Ven. Sariputta Thero attained   Arahatship listening to “Vedana Pariggaha Sutta” expounded by the Enlightened One to Dighanaka.

There are two basic discourses in Buddhism. They are “Ovada Prathimokkha” means to give advise. Through this, you develop self-discipline. It was on Navam Poya Day that Buddha delivered a sermon on “Ovada Prathimokkha” to Sariputta and Moggallana Theras.

The other is known as “Ana Desana” which means to order to follow rules and regulations on discipline.

The deliverance of ‘Vedanaparigga Sutta’ to ascetic Diganaka took place at Sukarakhatalena, closed to mount Gijjakuta by Buddha on a Navam Poya Day.

Recommended Readings for Navam Full Moon:


The Navam Poya   program will be held on on Saturday, Feb 19, 2011, from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Georgia Buddhist Vihara,  We invite you all, to join the Navam  moon day program.


7:30am – 8:30am Observance of the eight Precepts, Buddha Puja and Heel Dana.

8:30am – 9:00am Tea, & coffee break

9:00am – 11:00am Vipassana Meditation.

11:00am Buddha Puja

11:20am – 12 Noon Dana offering to the monks and those who observe eight precepts. Dana Will be served  by Upasaka Bandu and  Upasika Perl (For additional information of the program, please feel free to call Vihara at 770-987-8442.)


12nn – 1:00pm Luncheon

1:00 – 2:00pm Discussion will be base on Abhidhamma by Dr. Deepta Jayaratne

2:00 – 2:15pm Break.

3:15 – 4:00 Sutra Discussion; Maha-Dukkakkandha Sutta  (Please click on these links  for the details)මහා-දුක්ඛක්ඛන්‍ධ-සූත්‍රය/

5:00 pm  Termination of the Sil, Gilanpasa Pujava

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