Complimentary Buddhist blessing at Reef Villa and Spa
Reef Villa and Spa, Sri Lanka is delighted to offer honeymooners a complimentary Buddhist blessing of their recent wedding when they stay seven nights or more.Reef is a spectacular, luxurious boutique hotel in Sri Lanka set in three acres of exotic tropical gardens with palm fringed pavilions and reflection pools perfect for a truly memorable honeymoon.
As part of the blessing seven betel leaves are offered to the Gods with a request that protection is provided to the seven generations that will originate from the marriage.
The couple's fingers are tied together with a gold thread to symbolize the bond and holy water is then poured over the fingers.
After the blessing a coconut is broken as a symbolic gesture to drive away evil spirits.
A brass oil lamp is then lit by the couple to signify a bright new future together.
Optional extras include a personal fireworks display, Kandyan dancers and drummers, a flower arch, a romantic celebratory dinner, flower decorated swing, an elephant, a photographer, chanting of a blessing by six girls singing a Jayamangala Jatha chant and a wedding cake.
Reef is set in stunning tropical gardens and offers breathtaking views of the majestic Indian Ocean.