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Boudhanath, just 7 kms from Kathmandu city centre is a fascinating and very spiritual area.

For centuries, Boudhanath has been an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists & local Nepalis. The Great Stupa of Boudhanath is the focal point of the district. There are at least 29 Tibetan Gompas (Monasteries & Nunneries) around Boudhanath.

Many maroon clad Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns can be seen walking around Boudhanath, especially at the Stupa. As a daily ritual, many people walk three or more times around the stupa while repeating the mantra 'Om Mani Padme Hum' either quietly or aloud. During the days of & surrounding the full moons, the air is often thick with incense and mantras sung by monks, and the number of people visiting the Stupa increases significantly, along with the intensity of their mantras & prayers.

(Experimented with the colour saturation to have the background in monochrome, to accentuate the colour of the robe)

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  • Copyright: May Jayne (mayjayne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 215 W: 22 N: 551] (3441)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-02-12
  • Categories: Decisive Moment
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2013-03-03 0:42
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