A day to wash your elephant

A mahout washes an elephant ahead of Nawam poya Perahera at Viharamahadevi Park, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  he Perahera festival commemorates the full moon day of Navam Poya, significant to Sri Lankan Buddhists as the first ever Buddhist Council was held on the same day.

( REUTERS photo / February 6, 2012 )

A mahout washes an elephant ahead of Nawam poya Perahera at Viharamahadevi Park, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. he Perahera festival commemorates the full moon day of Navam Poya, significant to Sri Lankan Buddhists as the first ever Buddhist Council was held on the same day.

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