Navam perahera from the Hunupitiya Gangaramaya temple

It was on a Navam Poya that Lord Buddha accepted Arahants Sariputta and Moggallana as his chief disciples. Arahant Sariputta became renowned for his learning and wisdom (pragna) and Arahant Moggallana for his exceptional spiritual powers (iddhi). Last week as the Poya moon shone brilliantly, the Navam perahera from the Hunupitiya Gangaramaya temple wound its way through the crowded streets, the procession of elephants, dancers and drummers, young and old participating in this hallowed ritual. Sanka Vidanagama captured these pictures at the perahera.

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