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Sri Devol Maha Devala Esala Festival

Seenigama Sri Devol Maha Devalaya's 44th annual Esala festival will commence on August 18 at the auspicious time of 1.50 am with the installation of the a Kap. The festival will continue until August 25.

The festival will begin on August 18 with Muratha pooja to Devol Deity followed by the public meeting at 10 am with the participation of chief incumbents, ministers and other delegates at the devale.

All night Pirith chanting will be held on August 18 followed by offering of alms to the clergy on August 19 at 7.30am.

At 9.00pm , the same day, a cultural dance performance will be held and continue throughout the night.

The first day procession will begin at the auspicious time of 2 pm on August 20 and will proceed to Thotagamuwa Rathpath Rajamaha Viharaya at Thelwaththa.

The second day processing will proceed to the Hikkaduwa tourist resort. The night maha perahera will begin at 8pm on August 22 and the perahara will tour Seenigama town area on August 23. The Devol Madu Yagaya in honour of Siri Devol deity and Paththini Meni will be performed throughout the night of August 24.

The fire walking ceremony will begin on August 25 morning. The fire walking will be performed by the Kapupaththini lay priest. The festival will end after the offering of Kiri Danaya in the morning.

A special pandal in hounor of the devol deity erected by Eksath Tharuna Baudhdha Sangamaya of Seenigama will be on display from Aughst 18 to 25 at the Seenigama junction.

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