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Kandy Esala Perahera 2018
August 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - August 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Kandy Esala Perahera 2018
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What is the Esala Perahera in Kandy?
‘Esala’ alludes to the long stretch of the year (either July or August relying upon the year) in which Buddha conveyed his first lessons subsequent to achieving illuminate. ‘Perahera’ is the word which depicts a critical religious celebration in Sinhalese.
The terrific parade that happens in Kandy is viewed as a standout amongst the most unmistakable and lavish in the entire of Asia, the motivation behind which being to look for endowments from the divine beings for good precipitation and solid yields.
As a unique symbol of Buddhists’, Kandy Esala Perahera is an amazing pageant that represents the elegance of Lord Buddha’s tooth. It’ also called the festival of the tooth. This grand festival held on month of August, at the cultural capital of Sri Lanka.
Kandy Esala Perahera has an essential feature such as Dances, Nicely decorated Elephants. Also, there are fire-dances, whip-dances, Kandyan dances and various other cultural dances.
The elephants are usually adorned with lavish garments. This ritual is performed by carrying the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha through the streets of the Kandy city which is done with exceptional panache. This festival considered as one of the most beautiful pageants in Asia. The festival, Kandy Esala Perahera ends with the traditional diya-kepeema ritual, a water cutting ceremony which is held at the Mahaweli River at Getambe, Kandy.
Tentative Dates of the Kandy Esala Perahera 2018
- 16th Aug 2018 – 1st Kumbal Perahera
- 17th Aug 2018 – 2ndt Kumbal Perahera
- 18th Aug 2018 – 3rd Kumbal Perahera
- 19th Aug 2018 – 4th Kumbal Perahera
- 20th Aug 2018 – 5th Kumbal Perahera
- 21st Aug 2018 – 1st Randoli Perahera
- 22nd Aug 2018 – 2nd Randoli Perahera
- 23rd Aug 2018 – 3rd Randoli Perahera
- 24th Aug 2018 – 4th Randoli Perahera
- 25th Aug 2018 – Final Randoli Perahera
- 26th Aug 2018 – Day Perahera
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