Special prayers in India for well-being of people of Sri Lanka

Special prayers were held in India today for the well-being of the people of Sri Lanka, the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka said.

The Maha Bodhi Society of India conducted the ‘Sri Lanka-India Ashirvad Puja’ at the sacred Mulagandhakuti Vihara in Saranath today for the health and well-being of the people of Sri Lanka, particularly in view of the current situation in Sri Lanka.

Prayers were also offered for the continued strong bilateral partnership between India and Sri Lanka.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the High Commissioner of India Gopal Baglay attended these special prayers virtually.

Various Temples and offices associated with the Society spread across India such as Bodh Gaya, Lumbini, Kolkata, Lucknow etc also took part in these prayers online.

Another special offering was also made to Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam for Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the people of Sri Lanka. The Prime Minister is a devotee of the Temple and has paid his reverence to the Deity during several of his visits to India.

It may be recalled that several special prayers and ceremonies were held by people of different faiths across Sri Lanka for their brethren in India during the second COVID-19 wave in India. Prayers for the well-being of each other underscore the deep people-to-people ties and civilizational linkages between the two countries,” the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka said.

The special prayers at two of the most revered and sacred locations in India gain particular significance as they also mark the first anniversary of assumption of office by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in his current term. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Before praying, first and foremost deal with your ignorance, self-centered life and foolishness. Otherwise you will continue to pay a high price.

    In 2008, two billion South Asians done nothing when the Australian Government deleted my citizenship and brought me to the street for making awareness of the Australian Aboriginal people’s and refugees’ hardships. Media did not even write a sentence about my situation.

    This showed me how vulnerable South Asians are. They killed Gandhi’s then gave up everything what Gandhi’s has done and went behind the Western countries. Now they are paying a heavily price for their ignorance and foolishness. This is not the end, the worst is yet to come.

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