Esala Perahera of Bellanwila

  CEYLON TODAY | Published: 11:15 AM Aug 27 2020

The Bellanwila Esala Perahera of the Bellawila Raja Maha Vihara recently took to the streets in all its grandeur for the 70th year. The perahera, which started in 1950 to invoke blessings on people and their cattle who were troubled with famine and epidemics in the Bellanwila area, has gradually developed into a month of religious and cultural celebrations, including a week of different peraheras. (Pix by Akila Jayawardana)