The Kandy Esala Perahera 2015 will be held from August 15 – August 30

The Esala Perahera in Kandy held in the month of Esala is one of the oldest and grandest of all Buddhist festivals, featuring dancers, jugglers, musicians, fire-breathers, and beautifully decorated elephants

Esala Perahera is held to honor the Sacred Tooth Relic and the four ‘guardian’ Gods Natha, Vishnu, Kataragama and Pattini. The Kandy Maligawa Perahera is followed in order by those of the Natha, Vishnu, Kataragama and Pattini ‘devales’ (temples dedicated to these Gods) situated in close proximity to the Kandy Maligawa.

Here are some of the events of Kandy Perahera:

Kap planting of the four devalas- 15 th of August

Dewala Perahara (Inside Dewala Procession)- 15 th-19 th of August
1st Kumbal Perahara (Kumbal Procession) – 20 th of August
2nd Kumbal Perahara (Kumbal Procession) -21 st of August
3rd Kumbal Perahara (Kumbal Procession) -22nd of August
4th Kumbal Perahara (Kumbal Procession) -23 rd of August
5th Kumbal Perahara (Final Kumbal Procession) -24th of August
1st Randoli Perahara (First Randoli Procession)-25 th of August
2nd Randoli Perahara (Second Randoli Procession)- 26 th of August
3rd Randoli Perahara (Third Randoli Procession) -27 th of August
4th Randoli Perahara (Fourth Randoli Procession)-28 th of August
Final Randoli Perahara (Final Randoli Procession)-29 th of August
Day Perahara -30 th of August

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