Friday, August 23, 2013

'Fire-walking', 'Muthumari Amman Temple, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Spreading the hot embers.
The entrance side with milk in a rectangular shaped ditch.

The Idol of the Diety - 'Muthumari Amman' - looking over the performance.

The start of the fire-walking by a devotee.

The fire-walking.

Dipping the feet in a mixture of cow-dung and saffron after the fire-walking.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Clay figures of a threshing site, Buthpitiya, Sri Lanka.

On the road from Wathurugama to Gampaha, I saw these life-like clay figures of a threshing floor, in the centre of a paddy field.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

'Chedil Kaavady' (Fish-hook Kaavady), Avissawala, Sri Lanka.

In this type of 'Kaavady' fish hooks are inserted to the skin of the back and held together by a strong rope. The ;Kaavady' dancer carried a decorated 'Kaavady' - 'Kaavu+Thady' T - and danced his way on the streets preceding the 'Ther', in a 'Ther' festival.