In popularizing Buddhism, modern poetic preaching use poems as a communication strategy. Thus the Kavi Bana is effective in drawing the attention of the listeners and keeping them attentive throughout the sermon. The very use of poetry , a musical tone of the preacher,and rhythms eliminate audience boredom by keeping them interested in what is being preached. It demands a variety of talents from the preacher and only few of monks who have pleasant voices as well as an ability to compose poems have adopted poetic preaching.Thus the number of preachers who can give successful poetic sermon is quite limited.
Out of them, Venerabel Yakelle Sunanda thero is very popular for producing very pleasant and usefull Kavi Bana sessions which are attracted by Most Buddhists and non Buddhists. The popularity increased drastically after the TV Programme " Ama Dahara " which is telecasting on Poya days and it includes a Kavi Bana session of the Venerabel Sunanda thero
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