Kandy Esala Perahera festivities begin today

The Kandy Esala Perahera festival starts today (17) with the planting of Kapa at the auspicious time in the Sathara Maha Devalayas.

After the planting of Kapa, five internal peraheras will be held in the Sathara Maha Devalas of Natha, Vishnu, Kataragama and Pattini, and the Kumbal Perahera street tour will begin after that.

Pradeep Nilanga Dela the Diyawadana Nilame of Sri Dalada Maligawa said that the ritual of planting Kapa in the Sathara Maha Devalas will be done today (17) at the auspicious time of 6.12 am.

After completing the five internal peraharas of the Devalas, the first Kumbal Perahara is scheduled to tour the streets on August 21.The Kumbal Perahera will tour the streets for five days from August 21 to 25.

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