Today is Poson Poya

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Today is Poson Poya. More than 2,240 years ago on the full moon day of the month of Poson, Arahat Mahinda appeared atop Mihintale in Anuradhapura whilst King Devanampiyatissa was engaged in hunting. Arahat Mahinda enlightened our land with the noble teachings of Buddha – a result of the great friendship between King Devanampiyatissa and Emperor Asoka of India. Since then, Buddhism continues to enrich Sri Lankan civilization and culture (Sunday Observer).

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