Gangodawila Soma Thero was a Buddhist monk attached to Siri Vajiragnana Dharmayathanaya, Maharagama. Sri Lanka. Ven. Soma thero followed the example set by his teacher, Most Ven. Madihe Pannaseeha thero and served the Buddha Dhamma and the Sinhala Buddhists both as a learned monk and as a social reformer.
He was travelling widely throughout Sri Lanka spreading the message of the Buddha on how to lead simple lives based on the Five Precepts. Thousands flock to listen to his sermons, which are delivered in simple language yet most effectively. Most of the listeners are young men and women. Television stations clamour to get him to discuss religious and social issues and these have become very popular.
Venerable Gangodawila Soma Thera died in St. Petersburg, Russia on 12 December 2003 in his 56th year. He was in Russia to accept an honorary doctorate conferred by the Russian Government. He was rushed to a hospital in St Petersburg after a heart attack. He underwent two emergency operations.
Download Sermons Bana in Sinhala by Ven. Gangodawila Soma Thero (Himi) (MP3)
This folder contains following Bana
03 Ape Nidahasa.mp3
04 Obe Minisath Bawa
05 Paule Wagakeema
Following Links contain – Anduren Eliyata – Bana 1 and 2
Audio Sermons Bana in Sinhala by Ven. Sudassana Thero (MP3)
Download more Bana from somahimibana website
You can also download more Bana by Gangodawila Soma thero here:
Last Sermon by Soma Thero Before Leaving for Russia
Tribute Song for Ven Soma Himi
Soma Thero’s Last Deshana (Speech)
Soma Thero replying to Hon Minister AHM Ashroff (deceased) on National Anthem of Sri Lanka
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