Kandy Perahera In Sri Lanka
From July 22 until August 6 one of the world’s largest Buddhist festivals that impress visitors to the island is the Kandy Perahera with their magnificent and colourful processions to the most important festivities throughout Asia. It is a fixed period, which lasts for 15 days and each begins with the new moon of the month of Esala (July/August). It is finished with the next full moon. Throngs of believers and tourists flock to the famous Temple of the tooth in the old Royal City of Kandy in central Sri Lanka and the four surrounding Hindu shrines. Spectacular highlight of Kandy Perahera is the grand evening Festival procession. The parade with thousands of participants and about one hundred magnificently decorated and decorated with colorful bulbs elephant offers viewers an impressive image. During the celebrations of performances by acrobats, Torch carriers, musicians and dance groups include the specifics.
Directly on the procession of the Temple of the tooth the similarly pompous close The four Hindu temples at Peraheras. Background of the Peraheras”, translated are processions, the myth of the sacred tooth relic of Buddha. This reached Nirvana in 480 BC, and his mortal remains were burned on the outskirts of the town of Kusinara, in northern India. According to the legend were rescued four teeth and a collarbone from the ashes. After a long time, hidden in the hair of a Buddhist nun, the tooth came finally to Sri Lanka. There, the relic was honorably received and chosen a spiritual symbol for the whole realm of King Siri Meghavanna. Once in the year shall be”the tooth with the large procession, the Kandy Perahera, are worshipped. General information about Sri Lanka,. Images and further press information about Sri Lanka under. Information for consumers: Sri Lanka tourism promotion Bureau phone: 089 / 23 66 21 838 email: