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Adi Vel 2010, Hindu Street Procession Returns To Colombo Streets After 16 Years

In Hinduism, magerata, Tourism on July 20, 2010 at 8:58 am

Adi Vel, A colorful Hindu festival will return to Colombo streets after a 16 years of hiatus. The 160-year-old Adi Vel Hindu religious ceremony, was held back due to terrorism menace that affected everything in Sri Lanka. The possession, Adi Vel 2010 will be held on July 23 and will travel many streets of Colombo, starting from Pettah and travel through York Street, Achilon Square and Galle Road, bringing blessings of Gods to everyone.

Hooked on Adi Vel

Photo by Deshan10

The trustees and members of Sammangod Sri Kathir Velautha Swami Temple and Manicavinayagak Temple extended an invitation to President Rajapaksa at the Temple Trees on Sunday (July 18) to participate in the 2010 Adi Vel Festival. The temple trustee Asok Kumar has said that the President Rajapaksa has assured him of the cooperation of the office and assured security for the Adi Vel festival as well.

As a small boy I used to watch that festival in Colombo but I was not very keen on those big carts and people performing with hooks attached to their bodies. I hate piercings, any kind! . Hope the Adi Vel will bring much happiness and peace to Magerata.

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