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Kandy Esala Perahera in Sri Lanka. One of the world's grandest and most spectacular elephant street parades and processions.




2007-07-08 - Kandy, Sri Lanka , MySriLankaTravel

The significance of this perahera dates to 310 AD when the tooth relic of Buddha was brought from India. For two weeks at the end of July and in to the first few day's of august, elephants parade the street at night, officials and chieftains wear traditional costume and dancers leap to the timeless rhythm of the drums. The elephants are decorated with ornate regalia and battery operated light, adding to the spectacle.



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