Monday, December 19, 2016
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Sunday, December 4, 2016
At the end of the 'Vas' period (rainy season), Buddhist monks come out of their retreat. A robe is stitched by the 'Dayakayas' (devotees), taken in a "perahara' (procession) and is ceremonially handed over to the Head Priest. These are pictures from the 'Perahera'.
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Friday, December 4, 2015
'Waraka madula' - Fleshy edible parts of a Jak fruit, seeds of the same fruit, to be roasted and eaten or cooked as a curry, Honiton Place, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
|Three coconut trees lying close by were struck by lightening, a few months back.|
|This tree is sprouting young leaves again.|
Monday, November 30, 2015
Saturday, November 28, 2015
During the three months of 'Vaes Kaley' - rainy season, the Theravada Buddhist monks remain in their residences. During this period the laymen supply them with all necessities. At the end of the three months, the laymen organize a Perahera to signify the end of the 'Katina' period. The word 'Katina' means difficult. A Tamil equivalent is 'Kadhinam'. I took the above photos of a 'Katina Perahera' dong the rounds of our village in Avissawella, at 4am