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View of prostrating pilgrims from top of Joklank Monastery

Prostrating
Tibetan Buddhist believe that the making of one hundred prostrations is the best step to acquire a vast number of merits and will bring a profound purification

Some devotes making a pilgrimage, repeatedly measure their length over the entire journey,they often wear "hand shoes" to protect their hands

This mode of prostration expresses the maximum devotion by exaggerating the difficulty of their journey

They can be seen all over Tibet

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  • Copyright: Maria Ocampos (nikkitta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1623 W: 9 N: 3175] (12742)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-06-08
  • Categories: Ceremony
  • Exposure: f/3.2
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-06-25 15:03
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