Saturday, November 9, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
|The 'Bo tree' and Chaithya.|
One of the eight saplings of this Bo tree was planted here and is still present. This makes some claim that this Bo tree is older than the one at Anuradhapura - planted in the 2nd Century BC.
When the son of King Dutugemunu Prince Saliya married a woman of a low cast, they were banished by the father and they found refuge in Thanthrimale.
Monday, November 4, 2013
|'Stilt-walker' doing a 'fire-dance'|
|Young dancers with teacher playing the cymbals to keep the rhythm.|
|'Kalagedy - pot - dancers.|
Sunday, November 3, 2013
|Young boy riding a decorated bicycle.|
|Fire-dancers and stilt-walkers.|
|Young female dancers.|
|A caprisone baby elephant in the procession.|
The word 'Katina' means difficult or arduous. This is equivalent to the Tamil word 'kadhinam'.