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As the festival hits full swing, Raja the elephant descends the steps of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth relic, and begins his procession through the streets, carrying the sacred relic in a howdah on his back. He is accompanied by musicians, dancers, and honorable temple officials. Notably present in the procession are the images of Hindu deities, brought from each of the four Hindu Devale Temples, affirming their acknowledgement of the ultimate suzereignity of the Sacred Tooth temple.

 

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The Perahera Festival at Kandy - Part II
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