Buddha Rashmi – National Vesak Festival 2018

The teachings of the Buddha are observed and illustrated on Vesak, which signifies the Birth, Enlightenment and Parinibbāna of the Great Teacher. Buddha Rashmi Vesak, which is the national festival organised by the Gangaramaya Temple and Prime Minister’s Office, will this year too lighten up the city of Colombo in vibrant and spiritual illuminations from April 29th, 30th & May 01st, 02nd at the Hunupitiya, Gangaramaya Temple and the Temple Trees.

The event will reflect the teachings of Lord Buddha and traditional Buddhist culture.

This festival will consist of numerous events such as exposition of Lord Buddha’s relics from Saranath, India, Gandara relics from Taxila, Pakistan and historical Buddhist artefacts from Nepal.

The organizers will decorate with Vesak lanterns, Pandols and Vesak illuminations highlighting the Buddhist historical stories in the vicinity of Hunupitiya Gangaramaya Temple and streets in Colombo.


Embassy of Sri Lanka
17th April 2018