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Kasakaruwo (Whip Crackers)

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Kasakaruwo (Whip Crackers)

When the procession parades the streets the first participants you see are the whip crackers. It is believed that the noise of the whips depicts thunder and lightning. There are thirty of them.They intimate the arrival of the King.

Generally they are used to make room for the Sacred Tooth Relic to be taken in the procession. The whip is made of jute and bark of a tree. Today most of the whip crackers use whips made of coir. A white matted hair, a sarong and bannion and a reddish cotton belt consist their costumes.

Sound of Shots in the Perahera

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It is the custom of fire three rounds of shots before the commencement of the pageant.
At the first sound the processions of the four devalas line up and move to join the procession of the Maligawa.

The second sound indicates that the casket is placed in the Ranhilige on the ceremonial tusker.
The third sound indicates that the pageant is set off. When the casket is carried it is a tradition to hold palm leaves over the casket.

The Permission

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පෙ‍රහර අවසර පැතීම පෙ‍රහර පිටත්වීම සඳහා ‍‍වෙඩිමුර ඇ‍න්සෙන ‍‍තෙක් මාලිගාව අසල ‍අලි ඇත්තු ද, ‍‍භේරිවාදක‍යෝ ද, නර්තනය ශිල්...

Maha Randoli Perahera (Grand Randoli Procession- Final Randoli Procession)

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මහරන්‍‍දෝලිය‍ රන්‍‍දෝලි ‍පෙරහ‍රේ පස්වන දිනය ‍හෙවත්,‍ ‍පෙරහ‍ර නිමා කරන රන්‍‍දෝලිය හැඳින්වන්නේ “මහරන්‍‍දෝලිය” ලෙසිනි. එය...

Posted by Kandy Esala Perahera on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Adhi Esala Poya Is Today

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As well as lay the Exodus from his mother's womb and the Enlightenment conception of Prince Siddhartha, the Buddha first preached to the first Buddhist Council coincidence mores formula fifth hermits, hermits Kondanna gained the sotapannahood, dimension out of Theerthka’s under the ganadhababa tree, And many valuable incidents was happened in Esala Poya Day. This July month there are two Pura Poya’s and because of that this poya called Adhi Poya Day.

And this Adhi Poya is special because of it’s comes after 4 years.

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