(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The first Kumbal Perahera of the Kandy Esala Perahera will parade the streets today starting at 7.02 pm.
The perahera will parade along Dalada Veediya, D. S. Senanayake Veediya, Temple Road, Dewa Veediya, Colomba Veediya, Yatinuwara Veediya and Raja Veediya.
The traditional Esala pageant commenced on Friday with the Kap planting ceremony at four dewales. Kumbal Perahera will parade the streets until August 9 and the first Randoli perahera will be held on August 10. The final Randoli Perahera will be held on Nikini Poya Day on August 14.