The Kandy Esala Perahera, the most spectacular religious procession in Asia, begins today. The First Kumbal Perahera also being parading the streets.The Kumbal Perahera, which marks the beginning of the Annual Esala Perahera Festival is now parading the Streets. The Devala Perahera left at the auspicious time of 6.28 p.m. and arrived opposite the Dalada Mandiraya. The Kumbal Perahera started at the auspicious time of 6.55 p.m. facing the East. The Perahera route is the Dalada Veediya, D.S. Senanayake Veediya, Temple Road, Deva Veediya, Colombo Street, Yatinuwara Veediya and Raja Veediya. Large crowds have gathered in Kandy to have a glimpse of the first Kumbal Perahera.
The Randoli Perahera which will begin after the Kumbal Peraheras will come to an end on the 14th of this month.