Udappu fishing village, Chilaw District, Sri Lanka

The medium bears on his head a silver karakampot

Draupati's Procession

Walking ahead was the medium bearing on his head a silver karakampot, with flags representing Draupadi. The crowd followed, shouting and chanting.

Having circled the temple, the procession returned to the front and set the statues down where the fire walkers would be able to see them.

The medium went into a trance before the statues, as the devotees shouted, hands joined above their heads. They then squatted in a circle around the bed of coals to await the fire walking.

The medium carried the silver pot with flags to another temple by the sea. The fire walkers followed.