Definition of perahera in English:

perahera

(also perahara)

noun

  • In Sri Lanka: a religious procession. Now chiefly (in form Perahera): specifically a ten-day series of torchlight processions occurring annually in the town of Kandy.

Origin

Late 17th century. From Sinhala parihāra (in vernacular pronunciation perahära) from Sanskrit parihāra ritual carrying around (of sacred objects).

Pronunciation

perahera

/pɛrəˈhɛrə/