Annual Kathina Ceremony - 2019

The Annual Kathina Ceremoney held at Shanthi Vihara and Meditation Centre.

the Annual Katina Ceremony of Shanthi Vihara will be held on 20th of October 2019 at St. Patricks Church Hall, Back lane,Watnall road, Nottingham, NG16 1DS.

Participation of Venerable Monks:

It is expected that about 20 venerable monks will participate in this great meritorious deed which is being sponsored by Mr. Ruwan Ranaweera, Mrs Inoka & Family.



Contribution for the Kathina Danaya

Entirely voluntary financial or material contributions (Dana- Vegetarian dishes) would be gratefully accepted. Accordingly, any devotee wishing to make any such donations is invited to fill up the Online document. Or you can view the list of items and contact Vihara by 0115 822 4552 to inform about your support.

Offerings of Atapirikara & Siwru Pirikara

Offering Atapirikara and Cheewara (Robes) on the day of Kathina Ceremony can be conducted by filling the form below by submitting your details. Submission form

What is "Kathina"?

The Kathina festival, which originated 2,500 years ago, celebrates the largest alms-giving ceremony of the Buddhist year.

It occurs at the end of the Vassa, or monsoon, period, in October and November. During the Vassa period, normally nomadic Buddhist monks will have remained in one place for three months, and the Kathina celebration marks the time for them to move on. The festival also celebrates the offerings of cloth that are given to the monks upon their leaving by the lay people.

The offering can take place up to one month following the end of the Vassa period, from 19th October to 16 November, and is celebrated by buddhists of the Theravada tradition.