Sinigama Esala Festival

Sinigama Devalaya (temple) is located on Galle - Colombo main road 3km before Hikkaduwa,the well known tourism paradise. This temple is devoted for god "Dewol" since 300 years, some folks says this temple is older than 1000 years but there are no proves.

There are two temples, the main Devalaya is on land and other is an island, only way to reach that is a boat. Thousands of pilgrims are coming to this temple daily to get blessings & the annual Festival will held on August every year.

 

Cultural Show

Before the first procession there is a cultural show, some dancing items are going to take part in this event and the dancers shows their talents on this day.

 

Processions

There are four processions, two day processions & two night processions. First procession is towards Thelwaththa ancient temple and second is towards Hikkaduwa town. Giant tuskers, facinating kandiyan and low country dancers makes Galle - Colombo main road look fabulous. Photos below are from those four processions.

 

Special thanks to Mr.Sampath Viraj & Mr.Nishantha who gave us the opportunity to cover the event.



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priyantha (25.09.2011 (07:20:17))
1 weldone malli....Quote
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(04.02.2012 (01:45:01))
Thanks 1 Its amazing Photos. All collection are nice. Thanks for your nice shearing.Quote


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