Today is Duruthu Full Moon Poya Day


Duruthu Full Moon Poya day falls on the first month of the calendar year, January and hence the celebration of Duruthu poya is the first event in the Sri Lankan Buddhist calendar.

It was on a day like today, nine months after the Enlightenment, that Gautama Lord Buddha set foot on Sri Lanka for the first time.

This took place on the first Duruthu full moon poya day after His Enlightenment.