Shinbyu, the journey from boyhood to becoming a novice monk is the religious ceremony symbolizing Gautama Buddha’s life as a Prince, which he renounced in his search for enlightenment. It is such an important part of the Burmese devotion to Buddhism for local people that each Novication ceremony is considered an extremely auspicious event.
On the day the boy will be dressed in glittering clothes and make up applied to look like a Prince.
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lousat (93756) 2014-03-16 3:24
Hi Elain,absolutely beautiful!!! What a perfect portrait,magnificent girl and magnificent quality of details and colors,very impressive symmetry too! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
yquem46 (38752) 2014-03-16 3:34
A splendid shot of this kid during noviciation
A very important event in Myanmar no doubt
have a nice sunday, best regards
holmertz (55035) 2014-03-16 9:24
I was inclined to write "what a pretty girl". It's a fascinating photo, or rather a fascinating tradition, not quite easy to understand for an outsider. It's an excellent photo anyhow with superb sharpness and light, and a very good contribution to TE.
Corry (4508) 2014-03-16 20:47
Magnifique portrait de cet enfant dans son costume de cérémonie. Les couleurs sont splendides et la netteté parfaite. Très bien fait.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-03-17 0:50
Hello Elaine - This is a wonderful portrait and a fascinating glimpse into Burmese tradition. The whole idea of dressing as the Buddha before he left his palace and saw the 'real world' is a salutary lesson for the novice who will soon hand over his finery for a shaved head and simple robes.
What a memorable moment in this young boy's life and a stunning portrait to mark the occasion.
COSTANTINO (66639) 2014-03-23 4:45
wonderful delicate and beautiful portrait
perfectly executed with nice details
expression of the face and decorated ears
and neck bravo
have a nice Sunday
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (15238)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-05
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals
- Camera: Nikon D7100, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-16 3:18