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The Perahera; an annual Buddhist Procession, 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303B/59

Scope and Contents

206 x 213 mm. View showing the Perahera procession passing through the streets of Kandy. Richly caparisoned elephants march three abreast surrounded by Kandyan elders, while a dense crowd lines the street watching the progress of the ceremony. The Perahera is the annual procession of the tooth relic around the streets of Kandy. The main procession is at night time, but other parts of ceremony which lasts about a week, take place during the day. This photograph is also incorrectly captioned in pencil beneath the print, ‘Queen Victoria’s Jubilee celebrations’. Photograph by Scowen & Co (but see also Y303B/63).


  • Creation: 1875

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Scowen and Co

Finding aid date

2014-06-19 11:33:17+00:00

Includes index.

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