Saturday, February 14, 2015

The ceremonial wearing of the head-dress of a dance band, St. Mary's College, Avissawella, Sri Lanka.

Waiting for the auspicious hour.
Mothers facing their sons to place the head-dress.
The ceremonial placing of the head dress termed the 'Ves mangalya' for members of an oriental band, takes place at an auspicious hour. The members to be inducted go on a vegetarian diet for a few days prior to this. 'Pirith' is chanted at the auspicious hour and the mothers place the head dress on their sons.

Oriental band ‘Ves Mangalya’.

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Monday, February 9, 2015