Kandy Esala Perahara

 

The Procession of sacred tooth relic commenced during the reign of King Keerthi Sri Megawarna (238AD-301AD) from there onwards procession was held ceremoniously in subsequent Kingdoms in Srilanka annually.

Senkadagalapura, also known as Kandy is the last kingdom of Srilanka and Sri Dalada Maligawa has been housed the Sacred tooth relic for more than 420 years.

All the rituals and customs are done by the officers of Sri Dalada Maligawa under the supervision of Most Venerable Chief Theros of Malwattu and Asgiri chapters and Chief lay Custodian of Sri Dalada Maligawa, Diyawadana Nilame.

They are the ones who decide which time period and the route of Esala Perahera.