VESAK & SRI SAMBUDDATVA JAYANTHI 2600 CELEBRATIONS @HERITANCE AHUNGALLA
With the approach of Vesak and Sri Sambuddatva Jayanthiya 2600 Celebrations, the HertianceAhungalla planned many activities in the Hotel for the guests to conincide with the nation-wide Vesak celebrations
To prepare staff spiritually the Hotel organised a religioussermon (Bana) for the staff on 16th May, 2011 @ 3.00 p.m.
It was also planned to hold a Inter-department low cost creative Vesak Lantern Competition, which was judged by some of the guests and special invitees. Six beautiful lanterns were created by the staffmembers which were on display at the Hotel Lobby.
The days programme started @7.00 p.m. with all staff and guests gathering up at the Lobby to participate in a Perehera which went upto the Main Gate of the Hotel to light up the low cost pandol (using minimal electricity)by a guest. The Pandol depicts theBuddha in meditation protected by a Cobra holding its hood over the Buddas head.
By courtesy of Nestle Lanka Ltd, Heritance Ahungalla hosted a "Dansala" distributing a deliciouscold drink of Nestomalt prepared in the Hotel Kitchen to thousands of "passers by"
Another attractive feature of the celebrations was "HeritanceAhungalla Bhakthi Gee Saraniya" - A team of staff member aboard adecorated vehicle singing devotionalsongs (Bhakthi Gee) in the vicinity.
Students of Hagalla MahaVidyalaya singing Bakthi Gee at the Hotel Lobby on 16th May, 2011