Traditional Drums of Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka, there are traditional drums which are mainly used for traditional dancing and other related cultural activities. Davula,Yak Beraya, Udakkiya are some of these traditional drums which are popular among many cultural activities.Not only to entertain people with dance and music, these drums also use for many religious activities.
In Buddhist culture, there are some activities which Traditional Dancers pay respect to the religion. For example, Dalada Thewawa is a daily Performing in respect to the Sacred Tooth Relic in Dalada Maligawa,Kandy. This is a ritual in many temples and even for most ceremonies; traditional dancers play a major role.
Another occasion which these traditional drums play their role is ‘Thovil’.’Thovil’ is a kind of activity which is considered as a ‘way of healing’ or ‘a healing ceremony’ to keep off the evils and their influences. ’Bali’,’ Shanthikarma’ are another traditional ceremonies which are mostly similar to ‘Thovil’.
I captured these traditional drums during our previous visit to Sri Lanka. I was lucky to see this traditional drums display in Sri Lanka Airport and as always I didn’t miss the opportunity.
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Those look really cool—makes me want to play them right now!
That is so cool. Love it. Very nice and thanks for sharing.
Love the photos and now I want one heheh!
Have a drumtastic week 🙂
Aww lovely colors and I can already imagine the amazing sound too! Thanks for sharing =)
This was really interesting, especially seeing the dancing photos with the drummer.
What great photos of the cultural the costumes are very pretty and colorful, thanks for sharing!!
Love the colorful photos and the info about the culture! Thanks for sharing. 🙂
thanks for sharing more about them! Learnt something new today 🙂
Wow this dance looks lovely! I had gone to Ladakh, and i saw a similar dance there but the humas wearing huge masks of demons and Gods and the drums in the background. It was so divine… Takes us in some other world!
thanks for the lesson! I love the photos and learned something new today!