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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Esala Perahera concludes in style - friday

Esala Perahera concludes in style



The Kandy Esala Perahera concluded without any hindrance, amidst tight security in Kandy on Tuesday.
A large number of Buddhist devotees along with tourists from various parts in the world worshipped the sacred 'Tooth Relic' which paraded majestically, through the streets of Kandy.

It was for the first time the Esala Perahera was televised globally via Satelite, this year.
A large number of Police officials and security forces personnel were deployed in Kandy to avert any untoward incident during the pageant.
The visiting top level Buddhist delegations from Thailand and Myanmar also viewed the Perahera from special enclosures.

Hundreds of up-country dancers displayed various forms of dances, when the gaily decorated tasker carrying the 'Tooth Relic' walked elegantly.
The Perahera commenced on August 19 and concluded on 28 on Wednesday, the final day, the Perahera took place on the streets of Kandy.
The water cutting ceremony, performed at the centre of the Mahaveli River also concluded with the waters fetched in brass urns to seek the blessings of Elephant God Gamesha.

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