Friday, December 22, 2006

It Happens Only In Sri Lanka...


I went one of ma best friends' wedding yesterday!! It was in Taj and they had arranged all the things according to Buddhist rituals...
So i thought it's better to write something about the poruwa ceremony...
actually i don't even know much about that...
anyway here goes....
Of the many traditional events that take place during the Buddhist wedding, the ‘Poruwa’ ceremony is the most important. Therefore it is strictly guided by "Nekath".

The Poruwa Ceremony appears to have existed in Sri Lanka before the introduction of Buddhism in the 3rd Century B.C.

It was as valid custom as a registered marriage until the British introduced the registration of marriages by Law in 1870. Today's Poruwa Ceremony has been influenced by both upcountry and low country customs of Sri Lanka.

Getting married in Sri lankan Style is a life time experience. Compared to anywhere in the world, Sri Lanka is famous for long lasting marriages.
Present day society also have realized the value of their heritage!they have proved it yesterday!!

Happy wedded life ma friend!!!

2 comments:

Hiranya said...

You are correct... "It Happens Only In Sri Lanka..." And I think it is the only thing that there's a true meaning when it comes to overspending Sri Lankan weddings.

Prabha said...

it happens only in sri lanka and it has a lot of things connected to it too... i still can remember how everyone's eyes got wet when the person who do the customs said those gatha and kawi which appreciated mum's qualities.i think its one of the best custom still remaining from our culture.and it has a deep,important meaning too.i am glad you took the trouble to write up on this
gud work my pal...