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Kataragama Esala festival held

The Kataragama Esala Festival concluded with the water cutting ceremony held at the Menik Ganga on July 27.

The festival commenced on July 13 and continued for 15 days.

The last perahara reached the Kiriwehera from the Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Devalya and arrived at the Valli Amma Devalaya amidst ancient rituals.

The procession returned to the Katragama Maha Devalaya along the main street.

The Water Cutting Ceremony was held at the Jeewamali bank of the Menik Ganga. Reputed Indian actors and actresses were among the devotees for the last procession. They obtained the blessings of the god Kataragama at the Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Devalaya. 

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