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Bellanwila Randoli Perahera on August 24

The final Randholi Perahera of the Bellanwila Rajamaha Vihara will parade the streets on August 24. Now the 69th annual Esala Maha Perahera Festival of the Rajamaha Vihara is held on a grand scale.

The festival commenced on August 4 with the opening of a memorial hall to commemorate pioneer of the Bellanwila Esala Festival, the late Chief Incumbent, Ven. Bellanwila Sri Somaratana Nayake Thera and the late Chief Incumbent of the Bellanwila Temple, Ven. Prof. Bellanwila Wimalaratana Anunayake Thera.

Bellanwila Rajamaha Viharaya Chief Incumbent the Most Ven. Dr. Bellanwila Dhammarathana Nayake Thera said a series of Dhamma Desanas was held from August 8 to 10 to commemorate the late Chief Incumbent, Ven. Bellanwila Sri Somaratana Nayake Thera and Ven. Prof. Bellanwila Wimalaratana Anunayake Thera.

The Sathi Pirith chanting began on August 11 and continued till August 16.

Following the Sathi Pirith chanting, the Dorakada Asna programme and Devadutha Perahera will be conducted. The Kumbal Perahera will begin on August 17 and the Mal Perahera will parade the streets on August 18, 19, 20 and 21.

The Pavada Perahera will be held on August 22 and the Ransivili Perahera on August 23.

The pageant will conclude with the water cutting ceremony at the Boralesgamuwa ferry on August 25. The ceremony will end after an almsgiving.

 


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