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9 January 2012 04:50 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


An elephant sprays itself water from a fountain ahead of the annual Perahera festival of the historic Kelaniya Buddhist Temple in Kelaniya on January 8, 2012. Hundreds of devotees and onlookers gathered for the annual elephant pageant, held on the night before the full moon day in January, to commemorate the visit of Lord Buddha to the temple. Dozens of colourful traditional dancers, drummers, whip crackers, fire eaters, musicians and devotees take part in the pageant that parades through the main streets of Kelaniya. AFP

  Comments - 4

  • Aristotle Monday, 09 January 2012 05:01 AM

    God delusion at is peak. This is not the Buddhist philosophy.

    Aristotle Monday, 09 January 2012 06:19 AM

    "When one person has a delusion he is called crazy. When many have a delusion it is called religion."

    Richard Dawkins

    Socrates Monday, 09 January 2012 09:37 AM

    It's called tradition. Some of us actually have a culture to be proud of.

    ASK Monday, 09 January 2012 01:42 PM


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