The Esala Perahera of the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy will parade the streets at the auspicious time of 6:01pm today (2).
The first ‘Kumbal Perahera’ of this year’s Kandy Esala festival will get underway in pomp and pride.
Speaking to media in Kandy, Diyawadana Nilame Pradeep Nilanga Dela Bandara said the ‘Randoli Perahera’ will parade the streets of Kandy from the 7th of August.
The Grand Randoli procession will be held on the 11th of August with the Esala festivities set to conclude on the 12th of August following the day procession.
Dela Bandara said the ‘Kumbal Perahera’ will parade the streets for five days till the 6th of August while the ‘Randoli Perahera’ will parade the streets of Kandy for five days.
The Diyawadana Nilame said the Sacred Tooth Relic will be taken to the Asgiriya Gedige Viharaya following the Grand Randoli procession.