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Kohomba Yak Kankariya. Most of the Sinhala ritual dances have their legends called Uthpaththi Katha The Story behind the Kohomba Yak. Historypose of the Kandayn danceAccording to the legend, the origins of the dance lies in dance ritual known as the Kohomba Kankariya, which is also known . Kohomba Kankariya was first enacted in Sri Lanka during and , at Jayawardenapura, Kotte. The ritual of God Kohomba, which ought to have been.

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The dancer’s chest is only covered by a decorative beaded net. It has now been revived and adapted for the stage, and is Sri Lanka’s primary cultural export. But, of late, many school children have been donned ‘Ves’ after their period of tutelage under a Guru at the School.

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After the performance of the Kohomba kankariya the illness vanished, and many natives adopted the dance. In several ballets he choreographed, he has used kandyan dance movements and features. The kouomba wear an elaborate costume including a headdress.

All this is sure to keep the audience awake and attentive throughout the proceedings.

This even applies to males who have not performed at the ves mangalaya. Then “God Sakra” appeared before the King and told him that it was a mere trick performed to get him down to Lanka to cure the Kankagiya Dosha of King Panduwasdeva. Kandyan dance highlights Sri Lanka’s culture.


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It an exclusively male dance unlike other Kandyan dance rituals where women play a major part. King of Malaya or Prince kankatiya out of a Flower having agreed, performed various rituals including.

The King was then told of the affliction and then he agreed to cure King Panduvasudeva. They were aligned to the Temple of the Khomba and had a significant role to play in the Dalada Perahera procession held each year by the temple. Ves is the headdress of a fully fledged Kandyan Dance.

He assumes the figure of a wild boar and destroys the royal garden.

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The dance waned in popularity as the support for the dancers from the Kandyan kings ended during the Kankariyya period.

How could this be achieved? It is a very difficult instruments to play. It is said that the kavi poetry sung to music for the eighteen principal vannam were composed by an old sage named Ganithalankara, with the help of a Buddhist priest from the Kandy temple. They were aligned to the Temple of the Tooth and had a significant role to play in the dalada perahera procession held each year by the temple.

Then next, he could be drawn into the Island.

The most common drum is the Geta Berayawhich is only used in Kandyan Dance. The king with his army chased behind the wild board up to Hantana in Kandy.

Kohomba Kankariya – an awesome Kandyan Dance Ritual with deep roots in Lankan Legend

Failing to take her revenge Kuweni went to a Rock near Kurunegala and curses Vijaya. To get rid of the Divi Dosa various rituals were performed kwnkariya success. In the days gone by, ‘Ves’ was only donned on very senior dancers. It commence around six pm in the evening and ends around noon the following day.


Paddy harvested from the village is collected and offered as alms to a person called Cella Guru. The elaborate ves costume, particularly the headgear, is considered sacred and is believed to belong to the deity Kohomba.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Rahu assumed the figure of a Wild boar, one of the Avataras of Lord Vishnu and went to Malaya country of India, where the prince of flower lived. The blessings are expected to manifest only in the location that KK is enacted, so that if any others want such blessings, they too are compelled to enact KK in their own areas, thereby ensuring more people would make offerings to please the ‘Yakka’ devil separately for their well-being!

Traditional dance masters believe that originally the king of a place referred to as “Malaya Rata”, and his two brothers, performed the first Kohomba kankariya. Produced by Upali Group of Companies.