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First Kumbal Perahera of Kandy Esala Festival begins

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By ITN News Editor August 5, 2019 19:21

First Kumbal Perahera of Kandy Esala Festival begins

The first Kumbal Perahera of the historic Kandy Esala Perahera Festival will parade the streets this evening.
The Kumbal Perahera will leave the Dalada Maligawa tonight and is scheduled to parade along the Dalada Veediya, the D.S> Senanayake Veediya, the Deva Veediya, the Colombo Street, Yatinuwara Veediya and the Raja Veediya before returning to the Dalada Maligawa.
Expressing his views the Diyawadana Nilame of the Sri Dalada Maligawa Pradeep Nilanga Dela said that the first Kumbal Perahera will begin at the auspicious time of 7.02 tonight and parade the streets. He called on all devotees arriving in Kandy to maintain discipline and extend their full support to the security sectors. He also called on them not to dump materials that will pollute the environment. He called on the pilgrims to pay tribute to the Sacred Tooth Relics when the casket is passing them during the perahera. And also to pay tribute to the tuskers carrying the sacred objects.
The Kumbal perahera will parade the streets for five days from today. Arrangements have been finalized for the conduct of the first Randoli Perahera. The first Randoli Perahera will be held on the 10th of this month. The final Randoli Perahera will parade the streets on Nikini Full Moon Poya Day.
Our special representative in Kandy said that by now many devotees and foreign tourists are descending on the Kandy City to for the Kandy Esala Perahera Festival.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 5, 2019 19:21

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