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Devol Madu Shanthikarma

From our Kid Reporter
Uthsara Malweera Arachchi, Kid Reporter A-10, D. S. Senanayake College, Colombo

A Devol Madu Shanthikarma is a low country dance. The Yak Bera (drum) is used in this dance.
A Devol Madu or the ritual structure which is an essential part of the whole process is a parallel
representation of the famous Kandyan ‘Kohomba Kankariya’ environment for this dance of appeasement of the deity.

Masks are used in this dance. The masks are made of wood, which is carved carefully by clever carpenters. The masks are made in the form of devils faces. Some of the devils which are used in this dance are the ‘Eerie Yaka’, and ‘Mahasona’.

There are 16 more other devils used in this dance. The dance is performed gracefully. This dance was recently performed by the D. S. Senanayake College Dance troupe.

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