Amaravati Kathina Festival 2020
The Kathina festival at Amaravati will be held this year on Sunday, 25th October and, although the Monastery is not able to receive the general public on site, we warmly invite you to join us in celebrating this innovative online event.
It will again be a Royal Kathina, with the Royal Kathina Robe being graciously offered by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun of Thailand, through a representative from the Royal Thai Embassy.
This year’s event is kindly sponsored by Mrs. Sumol Seesai, Ms. Pam Pholtanapong, and their families and friends.
Kathina is a tradition that has been followed for over 2500 years. It takes place during the month following the end of the Vassa (the three months’ Rains Retreat). At the time of Kathina, lay followers make a special offering of a Kathina cloth and, in addition, other requisites to the Sangha.
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- Taking Refuge in the Triple Gem and the Five Precepts, by the lay community
- Paritta chanting by the Sangha
- The offering of the Royal Kathina robe, cloth and other requisites to the Sangha
- A Dhamma talk