All arrangements are finalized for the Kandy Esala Perahera. Arrangements are being made for the planting of Kap.
The initial task of the Esala Perahera in Kandy is the planting of Kap. The requirements are being brought from the Sri Dedimunda Devala at Aluthnuwara in Mawanella. The Sri Vishnu Devala in Kandy takes the lead in the processing of Kap needed for its planting for the Esala Perahera from the time of the ancient Sinhala Kings. After bringing the Kap to the Sri Vishnu Devala it is being divided into four parts and distributed among the four Devalas. Thereafter the tradition is to plant the Kap according to the auspicious time given by the Sri Dalada Maligawa. The planting of Kap for the Kandy Esala Perahera is scheduled to take place at 7.17 a.m. on Sunday.
In the meantime all arrangements are also being finalized at the Sri Dalada Maligawa for the conduct of the perahera. Repairs are being effected to the precincts of the Dalada Maligawa.