Tuskers at the Kandy Esala Perahera

The Kandy Esala Perahera


Kandy Esala Perahera is an annual spectacle in the island nation. This pageant is known as one of the mostly celebrated festival by the Sri Lankan in a grand scale. 

Getting Ready

Maligawa Tusker

There are numerous number of perahara celebrations in Sri Lanka. All perahera celebrations depend on the religion, particularly Buddhism. The Esala Perahera in Kandy is one of the most established and most amazing of every single Buddhist event in Sri Lanka. Despite the fact that it is a Buddhist occasion, different religions lovers likewise partake here. The Perahera in Kandy marches along the roads to respect the sacrosanct Tooth Relic and the four ‘gatekeeper’ divine beings: Natha, Vishnu, Kataragama and Goddess Pattini.



The pageant is held yearly in July and August on days settled by the Diyawadana Nilame of the Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic).

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