Gifting land to build temples

16 Apr 2015 By Edwards Foundation

We gifted lands owned by us to the temple to build a retirement home for retired and sick monks in the beautiful and Historic City of Anuradhapura. Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Sri Lankan civilization. It was the center of Theravada Buddhism for many centuries. It is believed that from the 4th century BC, it was the capital of the Sinhalese until the beginning of the 11th century AD.

The Gifting was done in the presence of the Diyawadana Nilame of the Temple of the tooth relic who also presented us an award for this meritorious deed. Diyawadana Nilame is the office of chief lay custodian of Temple of the Tooth, Kandy, Sri Lanka. It remains a prestigious position, enriched with over two thousand years of history to safeguard and carry out ancient rituals for the most sacred Relic of the tooth of the Buddha. Diyawadana Nilame has the responsibility of overseeing of all aspects of the Sri Dalada Maligawa. As such it was a ceremony steeped in tradition and history.