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Kataragama Devale perahera begins today

Esala festival of historic Kataragama Devale will begin tonight. The first perahera will begin tonight after placing the casket of Sacred Relics on the tusker amidst chanting sethpirith by the members of Maha Sangha, said Acting Basnayake Nilame Dilruwan Rajapakse.

The perahera will proceed to Valli Amman Devale and return to the Devale. Rajapaksa said the perahera will feature dancing performances representing the Upcountry, low country and Sabaragamu traditions. The second perahera will parade the streets tomorrow.

 


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