The Duruthu Poya programme of the monthly religious programme series of Anuradhapura Mahaviharaya was conducted whole day on he 12th of January 2017 under the shade of esteemed Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. It was a specialty here that, being the first programme of the year, it was organized based on the New Year.
Commencing the religious programme, the devotees were placed on the eight precepts at 6.00 am as usual. Ven. Kanubichchiye Rathanajothi thero of the Bomaluwa Temple placed the devotees on the eight precepts and conducted the morning Buddha Pooja at 6.30 am. The devotees were given the interval for the morning Dana at 7.00 am.