Munneswaram annual festival from August 17 to September 18 | Daily News


 

Munneswaram annual festival from August 17 to September 18

The annual Nikini Festival of the Munneswaram Kovil in Chilaw will begin on August 17 with the Kap planting ceremony at 12.00 pm and the final ceremony will be held on September 18.

About two million local devotees and a high number of devotees from India are expected to visit the festival, said a senior priest of the Kovil. About 1,200 police and army personnel will be deployed during the festive season for the safety of the pilgrims, North Western Province Governor Peshala Jayaratne told Daily News.

 


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