The Value of the Medin Poya Day...................
It was on the Medin Full Moon Day, the Blessed one, along with a retinue of about 20,000 disciples’ trecked from Veluwanaramaya, Rajagriha, to Kimbulwathpura to meet his father, king Suddodhana, relatives and friends of the Sakhya Clan (a tribe dwelling in Northern India, in which Gotama or Sakyamuni Buddha was born as Prince Siddhartha). It can be said that the main theme of MEDIN POYA, deals with the Buddha’s journey from Rajagriha to Kimbulwathpura, seven years after this Abhiniskaramanaya to meet the relatives.
<strong>Today is Vap Poya Day</strong></div>
The month of Vap includes a national holiday in Sri Lanka and it is the Vap Poya Day. </div>
This month happens to be the final month of the rainy season and due to this the preaching activities of Buddhist Monks will be started in full. It is said that Lord Buddha arrived at Sankassa on a Vap Poya Day and this incident occurred seven years after the enlightenment of Lord Buddha.</div>