On May 16, 2022, a momentous occasion unfolded as the G.G.A. Gunasena Foundation proudly unveiled the magnificent Makara Thorana, also known as the Welcome Pandol, at Makawita Purana Viharaya. This grand structure stood as a testament to our commitment to preserving cultural heritage and fostering spiritual unity.

Situated amidst the serene surroundings of Makawita Purana Viharaya, the Makara Thorana radiated splendor and grace. It’s intricate design and meticulous craftsmanship captured the essence of our rich cultural traditions. As the foundation, we felt honored to have been a part of this awe-inspiring project, a labor of love dedicated to uplifting the spiritual experience of all who visit this sacred place. The opening ceremony was a moment of great significance, filled with reverence and jubilation. Monks, devotees, and members of the community gathered to witness the unveiling of the Makara Thorana, symbolizing a gateway to spiritual enlightenment. It was a time of celebration, where prayers were offered, blessings were bestowed, and gratitude filled the hearts of all present.

The Makara Thorana stands as a testament to our belief in the power of art, culture, and spirituality to unite and inspire. Its intricate details, vibrant colors, and symbolic motifs reflect the essence of our shared heritage. It serves as a reminder of the profound connection between our past, present, and future, fostering a sense of belonging and reverence. The G.G.A. Gunasena Foundation, in collaboration with dedicated artisans and craftsmen, spared no effort in bringing this magnificent structure to life. It was a true labor of love, driven by our unwavering commitment to preserving and promoting our cultural roots. We believe that the Makara Thorana will serve as a source of inspiration, igniting the flame of devotion and deepening the spiritual experience of all who visit Makawita Purana Viharaya.

As the Makara Thorana stands tall, welcoming all with its majestic presence, we extend our deepest gratitude to the artisans, donors, and volunteers who made this project possible. Your support and dedication have helped us realize our vision of creating a sacred space that embodies the essence of our heritage and promotes spiritual harmony. The G.G.A. Gunasena Foundation remains steadfast in our mission to preserve and celebrate our cultural heritage. Through initiatives like the Makara Thorana, we strive to nurture a sense of pride in our traditions, inspire future generations, and create spaces that foster spiritual growth and unity.

May the Makara Thorana at Makawita Purana Viharaya continue to stand as a testament to the timeless beauty of our culture and the enduring legacy of the G.G.A. Gunasena Foundation’s commitment to uplifting lives through art, spirituality, and community.