The religious ceremonies conducted prior to the onset of the Sri Pada pilgrimage season will be held in Pelmadulla today.
The Sri Pada pilgrimage season starts with the Unduwap Full Moon Poya day that falls on Monday. The statue of the Saman Deva and the jewellery items will be ushered in a motorcade that will leave the Galpottawala Sri Pada Vihara in Pelmadulla tomorrow. Religious programmes will be held at 7.00 p.m. tonight prior to this. Chief Incumbent of the Sri Pada, Ven. Dampahala Seelananda thera said that the motorcade will begin its journey at 5.30 a.m. tomorrow. The Sri Pada pilgrimage season comes to an end on next year’s Wesak Full Moon Poya day.