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Fire walking at the Kataragama Festival

Jul 23, 2010 10:23:59 AM - itnnews.lk

This is the annual Festival season in Katagarama. The fire walking ceremony, a part of the festival was held today.

More than 300 devotees participated in the ceremony organized in this morning. It was conducted opposite the Kataragama Maha Devale. The performance of the tradition commenced after the Basnayake Nilame of the Kataragama Devale Shashindra Rajapaksa sprinkled “Pirith Pen.” The final Perahera of the Kataragama Esala Festival will be held on Sunday. The Festival will draw to a close with the water cutting ceremony on the following day.