Ananda Thero was the chief personal attendant of living Lord Buddha. He had pure and endless affection and respect towards Lord Buddha. Without any ulterior motives, he dedicated his entire life being the personnel help Lord Buddha.
The sacred left canine tooth relic of Lord Buddha, which is placed in the sacred Temple of Tooth in Kandy, is being blessed with poojas and rituals since it is regarded today as the living Lord Buddha. The personal attendance and traditional services dedicated to Lord Buddha carried out by Ananda thero back then, are being carried on today as Theva (daily services) which are led by the Maha Nayaka Thero of Malwathu and Asgiri Chapters and followed by the residing Maha Sanga of those temples.
Theva are carried out by the Maha Nayaka Thero of MalwathuAsgiri chapters or a Nayaka Thero appointed in charge of theva representing MahaNayakeTheros; these theva are carried out as annual shifts of tenures between Asgiri and Malwathu chapters. Besides the daily services (Theva), there are also weekly and annual poojas and rituals dedicated for the sacred tooth relic which are continuously carried out since ancient times to present.
Starts around 9.30.a.m and concludes at 10.30.a.m this is the daily meals offered to Lord Buddha called Buddha Pooja. Same monk who attended the early period of services perform this service.
The arrangement of his meals and offering of flowers are perform by the two Monks. Outsiders cannot witness this service.
The removal of the foods also done by the same Monk. According to schedule in the midst of Maghul Bera sounds. The doors are close after the respective official inspect everything inside.
This starts around 6.30.p.m and goes till 7.15.p.m in the midst of Hewisi sound withered and old flowers are removed and fresh flower are offered. Tree bowls of Honey, Ginger Juice and Ghee are also offered.
At this time devotes could offer flowers in the shrine room.
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