Duruthu Perahera


At this historic temple a procession known as “the Duruthu Perahera” is held on the pre-full moon poya day of the month of Duruthu (January) every year. On this occasion, hundreds and thousands of people from all parts of the country, and hundreds of foreign tourists trek their way to the temple purlieu to witness this spectacular pageant. All the roads around Kelaniya on this day seem, as it were, to lead to Kelaniya and nowhere else.

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