Esala Perahera Kandy Sri Lanka 2014

The Esala Perahera in Kandy is one of the oldest and grandest of all Buddhist festivals, featuring dancers, jugglers, musicians, fire-breathers, and lavishly decorated elephants This is held in the month of Esala (July or August) as to celebrate Buddha’s conceive and many years later his leaving of the family home. The Kandy Esala Perahera lasting for ten days. The Sinhalese term ‘perahera’ means a parade of musicians, dancers, singers, acrobats and various other performers accompanied by a large number of caparisoned Tuskers and other elephants parading the streets in celebration of a religious event.
The meaning of this Kandy Esala Perahera Pageant Procession is to beseech blessings of the gods to obtain rain for the cultivation of crops etc.
This ritual is performed by carrying the sacred tooth relic of the Buddha through the Kandy city streets which is done with great ceremony. This is the most beautiful pageant in the Asia

We where in Kandy in 2007 and were speechless after seeing so much devotion. It was a hard day driving to Kandy from south Sri Lanka. But is was worth it. I made fotoos then but seems my camera was to simple. Not one was worth showing.
The last day will be 10th of august and thats the moment to be there. I can advise to see this event once in ur life.

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19 Responses to Esala Perahera Kandy Sri Lanka 2014

  1. prenin says:

    Looks beautiful hun! 🙂

    Maybe if I win the lottery and FINALLY get a passport I’ll go see it – right now walking through my front door scares me!!! 😦

    Love and huge hugs! 🙂

    Prenin.

  2. Delightful and most informative! What a beautiful celebration Sweeti.
    with love, Eddie

  3. Joe Cutler says:

    Fascinating culture my friend.

  4. michiko says:

    You have a lots of your beautiful Sri-Lankan trip some time you has snow coming down with very cold weather but all ways younger children are love
    together with you! Love you too Sweeti san!
    We stil the raining for more then over month and today it make me my golfing with I feels uncertain with good plays anymore??
    Michiko

    • chicasl10 says:

      well dont worry Michiko san.
      I was running all day and there comes a time that the body says Slow down cos ur knee is not well.
      but we can enjoy so much more other things Michiko san
      be well and love
      MJ

  5. Would love to share in this wonderful experience…life has so many marvellous things to offer us if we are willing to take them up! Wolfie hugs 🙂

  6. chicasl10 says:

    indeed Wolfy the world has nice places for us We have our dreams
    huggy Mj

  7. Divoo says:

    Sounds and looks interesting!

  8. michiko says:

    I just thinking about you just of a long time years ago? I hope you has beautiful days as you still be lovely day Sweeti san!
    Michiko

  9. Sounds to be a wonderful festival event dear Mj.. and they are the most wonderful people… Say hi to Sri Lanka next time you are there MJ. xx Love and hugs Sue xox

    • chicasl10 says:

      i will give them ur love Sue
      I know that when u should go there U fall in love with the country and the people Im sure of that. That ever lasting smile of them will kill u Huggy

  10. Marko says:

    I warmly welcome and invite you to watch a new photo album “Lilies”
    Good weekend!

  11. Gray Dawster says:

    There are some excellent software programmes on disc that could enhance your photographs and improve them 100% Sweeti.

    Try looking on the Arcsoft website for something that will do this. I think having your photographs restored will bring your 2007 experience right back into 2014 🙂

    Have a lovely time today my dear friend 🙂

    Andro xxxx

  12. chicasl10 says:

    True Andro I need a better camera thats all I use a small digital one Sony
    Need a better one..HELPPPPPPPPP

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