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Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Pirith Pinkama.....

Last weekend was a tough one for me. I hadn't been able to sleep, that's why..... Anyway last Friday and Saturday nights I attended two Pirith events that took place in two of my friends houses. In there I met some of my old friends. As usual, these kind of events, we use them to meet each other, although the pinkama meant to be totally religious.

Following are some of the pics I took during those days.......


This is the Pirith Mandape, the place where bhikkus get in and chant pirith. They do it all through the night, starting at 9.00 pm, till next morning, probably around 6.00 am. Of course not by single person, they have a cycle. At first they start the pirith with at least 8 and to continue it, they use 2 at a time. Both of them chant pirith for one and half hours and give the position to another two to continue. This goes on until dawn.
So the others who are there to listen pirith have to support them in any case. We, the boys, mainly control the transpotation of bhikkus from temple to the house and vice versa. But we had the time to chat......

Here are two of my friends, (from left) Chamal and Chinthana malli.

There were some people who couldn't resist the temptation of eating although we had a very heavy dinner........ and some can't help with the sleep. He likes to sleep on any place......

This is (from left) Pic.1: Amal and Charith...... Oh boy, they eat a lot.......
and Pic.2: Kumudu (Richa), deeply in sleep........

But above all I had 2 great, memorable days. It's good to meet the old friends........


(from left) Hashika, Richa(Kumudu) and me

So as a result of not having sleep, I slept continuously for 15 hours (oh my god, I can't believe it, from 3.00 pm to 6.00 am) last Sunday and recover myself....... Phew, that's a relief.....

5 comments:

Tharaka Devinda said...

"Some people like to sleep" ??? Oh yeah, like you dont. You were the heaviest sleeper in lectures. My god the effort we put to keep you awake.!

උඹ කවදත් පිං අතේ වැඩ වලට බරයි නෙ... හැබැයි ඕව‍ට යන්නෙ ගෑනු ළමයින්ට බැල්ම දාන්නයි කියල දන්නෙ ටික දෙනයි.!

sdevinda said...

Wow, you got the first one right. But not only me.... what about Damitha. We work together right?? he he.....
හැබැයි, තාම බැල්ම දාන්න කවුරුත් හම්බවුනේ නෑනෙ බං, ඒකයි දුක.!

Tharaka Devinda said...

Hey, At least he stood awake in those (boring) Management Lectures. You? never! I don't think even the electronic subjects kept you awake !

About the other problem..well, there ARE things that I can attempt, But I won't for the good of all of us.

Chamitha said...

come on.. no updates since 4th Feb.. btw.. new templaate eh? ;)

Anonymous said...

Can you tell me the meaning of the word "pinkama" and "pinkamma"? I often heard: "pinkama/pinkamma," "Bana Pinkama/Pinkama" etc. Please kindly and friendly reply me via my email address: ven.acara@gmail.com