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A grand Jaffna Sri Naga Vihara “Uduvap” Maha Perahera

Jaffna, 06 December, (Asiantribu ne.com):

Sri Naga Vihara ‘Uduvap’ Maha Perahera organized by the Army paraded in the streets in Jaffna last Sunday evening for the first time in the history of the Peninsula.

On the direction and patronage of Major General Dharshana Hettiarachchi, Commander Security Forces – Jaffna, Major General Marvyn Perera, General Officer Commanding 51 Division and Brigadier Sarath Dissanayaka Commander 512 Brigade, together with Sri Lanka Police, Government Institutes and donors made arrangements for the successful religious and cultural events of the ‘Uduvap’ Perahera.

The procession consisting various religious and cultural events, which were traditional to the North as well as the South, started at the Jaffna Muthavely ground, around 7.30 p.m. on 3 December 2017, and paraded through the Kankesanturai road, Hospital road, Vembady junction and Palali road, before it reached the Jaffna Sri Naga Vihara temple around 10.30 p.m.

School children of Jaffna and Kandy, dancing academies of Jaffna and Kilinochchi, members of Sri Lanka Air Force and Sri Lanka Army presented various cultural and dancing performances in the procession.

Traditional dancers, drummers and decorated elephants in honor of the Sacred Relic of the Sri Naga Vihara were seen in the procession.

Tusker ‘Raju’ of Balangoda carried the casket to the temple and it was received by the Commander Security Forces – Jaffna and placed at the Mandapa.

Clergies of all four religions, N Vethanayaham, the District Secretary - Jaffna and senior government and private sector officials were present at the event to witness the spectacular procession on Sunday evening.

- Asian Tribune -

A grand  Jaffna Sri Naga Vihara “Uduvap” Maha Perahera
A grand  Jaffna Sri Naga Vihara “Uduvap” Maha Perahera
A grand  Jaffna Sri Naga Vihara “Uduvap” Maha Perahera
A grand  Jaffna Sri Naga Vihara “Uduvap” Maha Perahera
A grand  Jaffna Sri Naga Vihara “Uduvap” Maha Perahera
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