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6th Kataragama Perahera today

Jul 17, 2010 4:06:50 AM - itnnews.lk

The 6th Perahera of the Kataragama Esala Festival will take to the streets today.

A number of special rituals related to the Esala Perahera that are believed to have been performed since the reign of King Dutugemunu will take place today. The torch placed in front of the Kataragama Devale will be prepared with new twigs and leaves and an alms giving will be held on a clay floor at the official residence of the Basnayaka Nilame.

Meanwhile the tusks believed to be of King Dutugemunu’s elephant will also be exhibited. Basnayaka Nilame Shahendra Rajapaksa will lead the Perahera and the number of dance items and elephants in the Perahera will also be increased.