Kandy Perahara - Sri Lanka

Kandy PeraharaKandy Perahara is also referred as the Esala Perahera in Sri Lanka. It is a noted festival of the Buddhists. This occasion is celebrated in Kandy, during the month of July or August.
Local people observe the occasion of Kandy Perahara to appease gods so that their land receive good amount of rainfall congenial for good harvest round the year. This grand celebration is accompanied with various cultural dances, fire juggling acrobats, swordsmen. Elephants are beautifully decorated for the processions. With observation of the ritual Diya Kapeema this traditional Buddhist festival is concluded. Palanquins, banners and lighted torches are also carried in this holy procession. Many bare footed pilgrims take part in the procession of Esala Perahera in Kandy.
During celebration of Kandy Perahara, a procession is taken out and the holy tooth relic of Lord Buddha is carried during it. It is believed that the holy tooth relic of Lord Buddha was brought to Sri Lanka in about 4th Century A.D. The first celebration of Esala Perahera was observed in the city of Anuradhapura. The tooth relic was later shifted to Kandy and Dalada Maligawa was built under the patronage of King Wimaladharma Suriya. The tooth relic is placed within this temple in Kandy.

08:53 AM Friday December 21nd, 2012


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