The Kap Planting Ceremony of the Kandy Esala Perahera Festival got underway this morning.
The Kap planting took place at the auspicious time of 7.07a.m. at Natha, Pattini, Vishnu and Katharagama devales according to ancient traditions. A large number of people were present to view the ceremony. The Kumbal Perahera will parade the streets on the 4th of next month.
Meanwhile the historic Dalada Perahera of Anuradhapura is parading the streets for the 15th occasion. The Prerahera which started yesterday under the guidance of the Chief Incumbent of the Atamastana Ven. Pallegama Sirinivasa Thera paraded the streets in the inner city area after parading around the Sri Maha Bodhi. Members of the Maha Sangha, Parliamentarians and Ministers participated in the occasion. The Perahera will parade the streets today as well.