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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Kandy Dance

Aside from visiting the Temple of the Sacred Tooth, another must see in Kandy is the Ragahala Kandyan Dance, which is traditionally performed using percussions particularly the drum of “Geta Beraya”.  

Originated in the central hills of Sri Lanka, this traditional dance, only train male dancers before has its roots as an exorcism ritual known as the Kohomba Kankariya.  Dancers wear metallic anklets, metallic headdress and very elaborate costume including embellished beaded net known as the “Ves”.

For 500 rupees at the Red Cross Hall, a walking distance from the Kandy National Museum, you can watch the "Kandy" Dance, as it showcase Sri Lanka’s rich cultural heritage.

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