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Ever noticed the small stack of stones outside the temples, or in the wilderness?

For centuries people from monks to hikers have stacked stones as a form of worship, a way of asking for good fortune to be bestowed on the stacker and his family, or a symbol that one has arrived at their destination.

These stacks of stone and brick can be found in many cultures and religions. The way they are stacked vary in composition as well as meaning. Each stone within the stack represents a particular wish and, possibly, a particular family member.

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  • Copyright: May Jayne (mayjayne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 202 W: 22 N: 504] (3171)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Black & White
  • Date Taken: 2010-09-02
  • Categories: Ruins
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-08-10 8:12
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