Sunday, August 18, 2013

How to Watch Kandy Esala Perahara (Procession) 2013

For the first time in Sri Lanka Sri Dalada Maligawa media bureau start YouTube live streaming with the help of Music Plus Records & which are the well known media companies in Sri Lanka.

Visiting below link you can watch kandy Esala Perahara 2013 live on youtube and previous days.

Sri Dalada procession - Live Streaming Schedule

2013-08-11  - 1st Kumbal Perahara
2013-08-12  - 2nd Kumbal Perahara - Watch
2013-08-13 - 3rd Kumbal Perahara - Watch
2013-08-14 - 4th Kumbal Perahara - Watch
2013-08-15 - 5th Kumbal Perahara - Watch
2013-08-16 - 1st Randoli Perahara - Watch
2013-08-17 - 2nd Randoli Perahara - Watch
2013-08-18 | 5.30 PM - 3rd Randoli Perahara
2013-08-19 | 5.30 PM - 4th Randoli Perahara
2013-08-20 | 5.30 PM - 5th Randoli Perahara

Visit Music Plus Records's Youtube Channel for more info

Kandy Esala Perahara (Procession) is happening in July or August in Kandy. It is believed to be a fusion of two separate but interconnected perahara's - Esala and Dalada. Kandy Esala Perahara pageant procession which is thought to date back to the 3rd centyry BC, was a ritual enacted to request the gods for rainfall. The Esala Perahara is believed to have begun when the sacred Tooth Reclic of the Buddha was brought to Sri Lanka from india during the 4th century AD. It is very grand with elegant costumes. it has become a unique symbol of Sri Lanka. The Tooth Relic was take in procession to Sri Lanka by Princess Hemamala & Prince Dantha. It is a Buddhist festival consisting of dances and nicely decorated Elephants. There are fire-dances, whip-dances, Kandian dances and various other cultural dances. The elephants are usually adorned with lavish garments.

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