Written by Staff Writer
05 Jul, 2016 | 11:01 pm
The annual Esala Perahera of the Historic Kataragama Temple began on Tuesday, July 5. News1st together with the Sirasa Media Network are the media sponsors of the annual procession.
The Kap erecting ceremony was held on May 22.. Keeping with tradition, the Perahera began with the hoisting of the flag.
The Basnayake Nilame of the Ruhunu Kataragama Devalaya hoisted the flag, the aim of this tradition is to create encourage unity among people of varying faiths.The procession began from the Maha Devalaya and continued along the main road towards the Walli Amma Devalaya and then proceeded back to the Maha Devalaya.
The sacred casket was paraded around the streets by the tusker Wasana of the Kataragama Maha Devalaya.
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