Today was the 8th day of the Annual Esala Festival of the Ruhuna Kataragama Maha Devala.
Today’s Perahera commenced from the rear street and reached the Walliamma Devala and was scheduled to reach the Kataragama Maha Devala along the Main Street. A massive crowd was present to view the Perahera yesterday which was the 7th day of the Festival. Among the highlights included in the Perahera were many cultural events such as Kawadi Dancing. Hundreds of thousands of people have also come from the North and East to witness the Perahera.