Some Tibetan women walked around the big stupa

Tibetan women walking around
Shot at Boudhanath, a holy Buddhist site in Kathmandu, Nepal ©Tetsu Ozawa
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Like Swayambhunath, Boudhanath also had a huge stupa towering in the center of the grounds. Unlike the Buddhist temples in Japan, the stupa is placed at the center of the Buddhist temple here. It seems that the stupa that houses Buddha's ashes is much more important than the statues, even if they are decorated with gold.

Two Tibetan women were walking around the large stupa. Tibetan dress is different from that of Nepalese dress, so they were easily recognizable. Although this Tibetan Buddhist temple is in Nepal, there were many Tibetan refugees living in Nepal, so it was not surprising that many Tibetans come to worship here.

All the visitors went in a clockwise direction around the stupa. The two tibetan worshippers walked at a fixed distance, not saying a word to each other. Some doves were flying above their heads. Did the doves know that this was a sacred place? No, I didn't think they understand.

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Aug 2013 IN THE CITY NEPAL

Where is Boudhanath?

PHOTO DATA

No

7817

Shooting Date

Jul 2009

Posted On

August 22, 2013

Modified On

August 23, 2020

Place

Boudhanath, Nepal

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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