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.