Katina Ceremony (October 8th, 2023)


Dear Devotees of Georgia Buddhist Vihara and Friends,

Georgia Buddhist Vihara Katina Ceremony 2023 will be held on October 8th. We warmly invite all of you to participate in this wholesome event. The merits you can generate from this special event are enormous. Therefore, we hope you will make the best out of this opportunity.

Katina Ceremony Day Schedule: (October 8th, 5:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

5:00 AM - Bringing of the Katina Cheevara to the Vihara and Offering to Maha Sangha

6:00 AM - Morning Buddha Puja and Heel Dana for Maha Sangha and Devotees

8:30 AM - Enshrining of The Lord Buddha's Sacred Relics

The sacred relics of the Lord Buddha will be enshrined in the new Pagoda.
For those who missed the enshrining ceremony of the stupa, there is the opportunity to donate any small items you wish to be enshrined until the Katina Day.

9:00 AM - Cheevara Pandu Peweema
Katina robe coloring using tree barks and medicinal herbs.

10:00 AM - Besajja Pindapatha
Please sign up for the Besajja Pindapatha and participate in this great meritorious deed using the link below:

10:30 AM - Afternoon Buddha Puja Followed by Dana for Maha Sangha
We kindly request that you bring the food items that you have signed up for no later then 10:00 AM so that we can prepare Buddha Puja and Dana.

12:00 PM - Lunch for Devotees
In appreciation and gratitude for everyone's support during the Katina Season, the Katina hosting family and friends will be providing lunch for all devotees.
However, we have some items that we need you to generously provide. Please use the following link to confirm your participation and contribution:

1:30 PM - Katina Perahera

2:30 PM - Katina Cheevara Puja Ceremony

5:00 PM - End of Program


If you would like to bring items to place under the Kapruka, below are the much-needed items for the temple:
Paper towels, paper cups, water bottles, Ziplock bags in assorted sizes, Tide/All detergent, dishwashing liquid, hand washing liquid, aluminum foil, kitchen towel, dishcloths, broom, dustpan & brush, tea candles, oatmeal, almond milk (nonperishable), cleaning liquid, air fresheners, Clorox wipes, paper plates, disposable spoons, trash bags (large and 13 gal).

If you would like to offer Pirikara for the participating Bhantes, you are most welcome to. We will have approximately 16 Bhantes attending the Katina.

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