Significance of Duruthu Poya | දුරුතු පොහොය දිනයේ වැදගත්කම්!
The arrival of the Lord Buddha in Sri Lanka for the first time
The very first visited of the Gautama Buddha to Mahiyangana, Sri Lanka nine months after his enlightenment about 2,500 years ago. For instance, the Buddha visited to bring reconciliation of the dispute between the Naga tribes and the Yaksha tribes.
During his first visit, the Buddha gave speeches to the Naga and Yaksha tribes. After listening to the speeches, both tribes gave up fighting with each other and started to gave regards to each other with dignity.
Sumana Saman became sovan after hearing the Dhamma of Lord Buddha
Meanwhile, hearing the Dhamma of Lord Buddha Sumana Saman became sovan. After that, the god Sumana Saman asked the Lord Buddha to give him something to worship. As a result, Buddha gave his lock of hair from his head to God Sumana Saman. The god Sumana Saman placed the hair relics at the Mahiyangana Dagoba.
Meanwhile, the god Sumana Saman invited the Buddha to leave his sacred footprint on the peak of the Samanala Mountain.
After that, accepting the invitation of Goddess Sumana Saman, the Supreme Buddha ascended to the Sri Padasthana on Unduvap Poya and placed the sole of the left foot on the Sri Padasthana.
Gautama Buddha preach dhamma to Jatilas
Another Significance event that happened on this Poya day that the Lord Buddha preaching the Dhamma to a Tebhātika-Jatilas (Uruvela-Kassapa, Nadī-Kassapa, and Gayā-Kassapa) and thousand Jatilas.
Invitation of King Bimbisara
The Lord Buddha visited from Uruvela Danavu to Rajagaha Nuwara at the invitation of King Bimbisara.
Lord Buddha appropriate to accepted the Arama Poojawa
The Lord Buddha addressed the monks and determined that it was appropriate to accept the arama.
Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya Duruthu Perahera
The Kelaniya Raja Maha Viharaya Perahera is held during the month of Duruthu. Lord Buddha visited Kelaniya a Vesak full moon day.