SRILANKA -COLOMBO- SEEDUWA –SUBUWATH ARANA,
( HOLISTIC FORMATION CENTER )
The above shrine is situated in a Marshy land where a small channel is flowing at Seeduwa In Colombo area in Sri Lank. Next to Jayala village from Seeduwa town one kilo meter distance towards the land side.
The Seeduwa old people have the great talent to cast natural statues and exhibit in all over the country, The famous Madhu Church Open Area ‘ The Way of the cross ‘ is one of their creation.
More than Twenty acres of Marshy land has been selected with natural low land Channel flowing throughout the year without disturbing the natural environment.
The architect had made it in such a way without disturbing the Mangroves, crossing the water lagoon in Boats & by artificial bridges made out of wood, cement and Iron.
This was declared open by Rt Rev the Archbishop of Colombo Dr. Oswald Gomes on 07-11-2007
The area has been carved in such a manner that Pious, Peace, Silence, Pardon, Sympathy, Calm, and loneliness prevail in the entire area. Soft music is played throughout the Significant places. Most of the Carved statues are reflecting the Scriptures of the Holy Bible. Several old large vessels (BOATS) are used to create the natural beauty of the holy place. Mass is held in one boat where 15 devotees could enter the boat at once and follow the holy mass .
In another Boat Holy Eucharistic was enshrined in a covered Boat, where 20 devotes could enter and pray. Also in many meditation places , where there is Jesus Last Supper, Miracles such as making wine out of seven pots of water, Mountain sermon, Jordan baptism, Confess & enter into the Gods kingdom, Rise of the God from the dome are created in Boats.
Devotees who wish to go round the place in the channel could use a small boats where two could travel inside the holy city. All Sinners are welcomed to meditate and get the relief in bodily, mentally, & spiritually.
No entertainment, Sing Song, Gala Party, Playing & site seeing are not permitted.
Devotees who come far away could book early & get their hostel facilities for small payment, Groups who wants to meditate for single day & more days could contact the administrator and Get the dates early, for Meditation, offering mass ,Listening Confession , Worship the Holy Eucharist etc. Daily 100 to 400 public visit this place, On a Special days 1000 of devotees come and worship.
But when I visited the holy city in Marshy land, I have observed that there is not much of Publicity even among Sinhalese Christians in South. Poor knowledge among the Tamils & other non RC. This made me to write this article to publish in the web so that more & more people could visit and meditate and wash their sins. Get a great relive from mental Agony, Trauma, family disputes, hatred and love one others and share their wealth with poor & deserving people. Also taste the word of God.
I wish most of our Tamil Catholic give more publicity about this place at their churches & bring more devotees to this sacred place.
So many millions rupees have been spent so far over this lovely natural demarcated holy place in the Marshy land at Seeduwa area,
Children could be educated about the Holy scriptures of the bible, You will recollect what you have learned in the bible when you see the architect sculptures in the area.
In addition there is a good aquarium with ornamental fish, Coir art gallery, and Musical instruments to sing and rejoice the heavenly God.
Sky tower, Way of the Cross, Eucharist Boat, Holy mass saying Boat,. Statues of Holy spirit coming down to the apostles & Virgin Mary, Different type of well carved Bridges, Bamboo plants give cooling to the environment. The lighting system , Pious music , Drawings, Art & culture of Srilankan ancient style, are some of the significant attraction made this area as Peace, Pious , Holistic and Reconciliation to all devoties.
Pass this good messages to the entire Catholic in Srilanka and abroad and enrich the faith of CHRIST.
The photos will vouch you the above narrations.
A devotee from North.
Mr.Peter Sinclair, Freelance Project Consultant & Trainer,
26, Hospital Rd, Mannar. Srilanka.. M.No +094 – (0) 77-2131-652. T.No +094 – (0)23-222-2310
E-Mail ; firstname.lastname@example.org
KINDLY VISIT THE KOTUGODA ROAD, SEEDUWA, SUPUWATH ARAN, GOOD NEWS ASHRAM,
AND JOIN IN THE MEDITATION & RELEAVE YOUR SINS. ENJOYS THE TASTE OF THE SCRIPTURES IN THE HOLY BIBLE.
DONATION AND YOUR GREAT SUGESTIONS ARE WORMELY WELCOMED TO THE ADMINISTRATOR.
REV FR.DARREL COONGHE,
GOOD NEWS ASHRAM,
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