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FRIDAY, October 07, 2022
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Asia Album: Royal elephant walks 10 days to join Buddhist festival in Sri Lanka

Asia Album: Royal elephant walks 10 days to join Buddhist festival in Sri Lanka

THURSDAY, August 12, 2021

A royal elephant in Sri Lanka, carrying the Tooth of the Buddha and protected by the government, is going on a 10-day journey to participate in the Kandy Esala Perahera, also known as the Festival of the Tooth, which is scheduled from Aug. 14 to 24.

The festival is one of the grandest Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka, with the elephant parade being one of the biggest attractions.

A royal elephant is seen passing Kadugannawa, a town nearby Kandy, Sri Lanka, on Aug. 11, 2021 to take part in the Kandy Esala Perahera.

A royal elephant is seen passing Kadugannawa, a town nearby Kandy, Sri Lanka, on Aug. 11, 2021 to take part in the Kandy Esala Perahera.

A royal elephant is seen passing Kadugannawa, a town nearby Kandy, Sri Lanka, on Aug. 11, 2021 to take part in the Kandy Esala Perahera.

A royal elephant is seen passing Kadugannawa, a town nearby Kandy, Sri Lanka, on Aug. 11, 2021 to take part in the Kandy Esala Perahera.

A royal elephant is seen passing Kadugannawa, a town nearby Kandy, Sri Lanka, on Aug. 11, 2021 to take part in the Kandy Esala Perahera.

A royal elephant is seen passing Kadugannawa, a town nearby Kandy, Sri Lanka, on Aug. 11, 2021 to take part in the Kandy Esala Perahera.