So, while I traveling from Udhampur to Bagdogra in India, there was a bollywood film playing in Trujillo(Peru), Pauline was walking back from school with Aunty Kim in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Harshini was walking to school with her older sister in Ambalangoda, Southern Sri Lanka 🙂
Ambalangoda is a coastal town located in Galle District, Southern Province of Sri Lanka.
The town is famous for its ancient devil masks and devil dancers. It is approximately 107 kilometres (66 mi) south of Colombo.
The town is renowned for the manufacture of wooden masks and puppets.The traditional masks are carved from light Balsa like Kaduru wood (Nux vomica).
Masks are created for three different types of dancing rituals: ‘Kolam’, which tell mocking stories of traditional Sri Lankan colonial life; ‘Sanni’, or devil dancing masks, used in a type of exorcism ceremony to heal people of persisting illnesses believed to be inflicted by demons; and ‘Raksha’ masks, which are used in festivals and processions.
Here’s a visual