Atavisi Buddha Puja on Saturday, the 29th January, 2011
As an initiative from Ven. Sirinivasa, the board of directors of BVS has decided to have an Atavisi Buddha Puja on Saturday, the 29th January, 2011 in line with Dyruthu Full Moon Day at the temple premises. The Puja will commence at 6:30 PM. The purpose of this Puja is to invoke blessings of the Noble Triple Gems on everyone in our community and to transfer merits to our departed loved ones. There will be chanting in Pali language.
Atavisi Buddha Puja that is the offering to the 28 Buddhas who appeared in this world before Gauthama Buddha at different times over many many aeons. Gauthama in his previous lives as a bodhisatva (one who aspires to be a Budddha) met all those 28 Buddhas. They all predicted that Gauthama will one day be a Buddha himself.