Gangaramaya Navam Maha Perahera 2019

The Gangaramaya Navam Perehera, is an annual procession which has taken place since 1979, and today the Perehera proceeded in an even more grandeur manner. Today the Perehera takes place for two days. The main portion of the festival is the parade of the Sacred Relic Casket on the elaborately adorned main tusker (elephant) of the parade. It is a fascinating show replete with whip crackers, fire dancers, flag bearers, hundreds of beautifully caparisoned elephants, traditional Uda Rata, Pahatha Rata and Sabaragamuwa dancers, drummers and flutists. A unique feature of the perahera from its start was the procession of bhikkus.

Photos by Lalith Perera