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Kandy Esala Perahera Festival to Begin on August 5 with ‘Kap’ Planting Ceremony

June 28, Colombo (LNW): The Kandy Esala Perahera Festival will commence on August 5 with the auspicious ‘Kap’ planting ceremony at the four main Devalayas (temples), as announced by Pradeep Nilanga Dela, the Diyawadana Nilame of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

The ‘Kap’ planting ceremony, which marks the beginning of the festival, will take place facing the northwest direction at 4:10 am on August 5 at the Natha, Vishnu, Kataragama, and Pattini Devalayas, according to the Diyawadana Nilame.

This announcement was made during a discussion held on Wednesday, the 26th, at the multipurpose building of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, regarding the organizational arrangements for this year’s Kandy Esala Perahera.

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