The historic Esala Perahera commences today


The historic Esala Perahera in Kandy, the world’s oldest, religious and cultural pageant will begin today with the traditional installation of Kapa at the four Devales located around the Temple of the tooth relic.


It is held annually at Kandy and begins with the full moon poya day on the Buddhist month of Esala.


This year’s Esala Perahera is considered as the 1702nd perahera after the Tooth Relic of the Buddha was brought to the country.