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    Final Rabdoli Perahera of Kandy Esala Festival, today

    August 29, 2015

    Final Randoli perahera of the Kandy Esala festival will parades the street tonight.

    The Maha Randoli Perahara is the last Procession. It is the grandest event of the festival. The Tuskers come with garlands and decorated with ceremonial costumes. The Diyawadana Nilame adds a novel glamour to the procession by wearing newly stitched costume.

     

    Today, the Perahera will start from the Dalada Maligawa at 07.59 p.m. facing north and proceed along Dalada Veediya, Yatinuwara Veediya, Kande Veediya, (Hill Street) D.S.Senanayake Veediya, Raja Veediya and return to the Dalada Maligawa along Maligawa Chaturasraya.


    The same night the Devale Perahera will join the Dalada Maligawa Perahera at 01.02 a.m. and facing East will proceed along Dalada Veediya, D. S. Senanayake Veediya to the Gedige Viharaya and after depositing the Sacred Relic Casket there, will return to Devales.

     

    The Devala Perahera will then, before dawn, on 29th August, 2015 proceed along Peradeniya Road (Katukelle Para), to the Getmbe Thota for the Water Cutting (Diya Kapana Mangallaya) Ceremony .

     

    Thereafter the Devala Perahera will return along the same road to the Ganadevi Kovila, Katukelle, where the customary ceremonies will be performed.

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