Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Going under the belly of an elephant, Katharagama, Sri Lanka.

Circumbulating the forelegs of an elephant is supposed to ward off the evil-eye and make one brave. This is according to the 'Mahouts' who stand by. It costs Rs.100/- for each person. I remember doing the same when I was a youngster, in the early 1940s at a Fair at Ferguson High School Rathnapura, Sri Lanka. It cost my father 10 cents of those glorious years.