The Girls carrying oil lamps are making an offering of their dancing skills to the Guardian Deities.
A dance sequence performed for genaral immunity from EVIL INFLUENCES as well as for healing specific ailments.
The girls depict the graceful movements of the peacock which according to mythology is the bird that transports skanda.
The name of the dance, is derived from the musical instruments used, the PANTHERU, which is close akin to the tambourine.
A South Sri Lanka MASK dance with the raksha masks symbolising the fight between a COBRA AND A BIRD.
A dance popular in the all parts of the country, particulary during festivals in which borth male and female dancers participate.
A traditional folk dance which uses the Raban, an Instrument similar to the DRUM.
A South Ceylon fire dance showing the POWER OF CHARMS over fire and twenty seven devils that can trouble mankind.
The dance in the most important in the KANDYAN DANCE FORM. VES is the traditional attire of the KANDYAN DANCER.
A traditional folk dance performed by village DAMSELS to celebrate a rich harvest.
The orchestra has five categories of traditional instruments, which are usually played three time a day in places of worship as a TRIBUTE TO LORD BUDDHA.
The devotees who perform fire walking seek the DIVINE BLESSINGS OF LOARD KATARAGAMA AND GODDESS Pattini before they do so.