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Kumbal Perahera of Kandy Esala Perahera begins

Aug 6, 2011 8:24:58 AM - itnnews.lk

The third Kumbal Perahera of the Kandy Esala Perahera festival parades the streets today. Photographs depicting the grandeur of the Perahea are also being exhibited from today.

The Dalada Perahera that proceeds from the western gate of the Dalada Maligawa at 7.30 p.m will parade D.S. Senanayake Veediya, Colombo Veediya, E. L. Senanayake Veediya and enter Raja Veediya to return to the Maligawa. The Kumbal Perahera that paraded yesterday consisted of various cultural events including Kandyan and low country dances. The casket of relics was carried by the Wevaladeniya tusker. Our representative says that hundreds of thousands of local and foreign tourists had gathered to view the Perahera. The Randoli Perahera of the Esala Festival will start on the 9th  and continue till the 13th . Meanwhile the photographic exhibition of Esala Perahera is open to the public from today.  The exhibition was inaugurated today under the patronage of Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela. It is held at the Kandy City Centre until the 14th of this month from 10.00am to 5.00pm.