Classical Dances of Sri Lanka

Culture of Kabul

Classical Dances of Sri Lanka The origin of Sri Lankan dances goes back to immemorial times of aboriginal tribes and “yakkas” (devils). According to a Sinhalese legend, Kandyan dances originate, 2500 years ago, from a magic ritual that broke the spell on a bewitched king. An ancient chronicle, the Mahavamsa, states that when the culture hero Vijeya … Read more Classical Dances of Sri Lanka

Zones of Peace

Culture of Kabul

Sacred Groves as Zones of Peace This initiative seeks to re-establish the traditional character of the ‘Kataragama’ initiation and pilgrimage by creating a sanctuary for the living tradition in the Okanda-Kudimbigala area, within the Yala East National Park, part of Deviyange Kaele or God’s Own Forest. Any geographical site, from a simple shrine or meditation room to a national park … Read more Zones of Peace