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Laying of Cloth Carpets

Laying of Cloth Carpets

It is not strange for the artistes and the tuskers to walk on the procession path. But the ceremonial tusker walks on a cloth carpet. Laying of the cloth carpet commence from the Maligawa and it ceases after the casket without the sacred Tooth Relic returns to the temple. This is the only occasion in the world where a ceremonial tusker walks on a cloth carpet.

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Coconut Flower Dancers

Coconut Flower is the symbol of prosperity. That is because they decorate the Punkalasa with Coconut flowers. The purpose of the Dalada Perahara is to wish prosperity to the country. To symbolize this, dancers carry coconut flowers in their hands. They perform a simple dance reciting verses changing the coconut flower from hand to hand.

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Horanekaruwo (Trumpet Blowers)

Horanekaruwo (Trumpet Blowers)

Trumpet is a well tuned instrument and is to be mastered. It has been popularized as the sound of Dalada Perahara. The tune Gajaga Wannama is well played right throughout the procession.
Trumpet is made with skills pertaining to generations. It is an essential instrument of the Dalada Procession. White dress red cotton belts and shoulder are parts of the trumpet blower’s costumes and bare chests. Air Foamposite One Glowing

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Tusker Groups

Tusker Groups

According to folk belief elephants depict dark rain clouds. Lone tuskers are prohibited in the procession. They should walk in groups of three.

They are decorated in various colours and illuminated with bulbs. They believed that the rays from the bulbs and the light of the torches drive evil spells and ill will Nike Shox Deliver

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