Photographer's Note

This is an annual affair happen in the first Month of New Year in the Tibetian CalanderrnrnThousands of Tibetan buddhist in The A Ba perfecture in Sichuan. Gather as the first rays of SUNLIGHT strike the giant THANGKA of the BUDDHA, which was unfold on the hillside opposite the Monastery.rnrnReligious unfoldingrnTibetan monks unfold a giant thangka, a religious silk embroidery or painting displaying the Buddha portrait, amid snowfall at the Lamasery during the Sunbathing Buddha Festival.rnrnBodhisattvasrnBelievers and tourists alike hiked up the mountain in the pale, pre-dawn light, hoping to see the sun light up the thangka.rnrnAs well as a Buddha image, a thangka can depict influential lamas, deities, or bodhisattvas, or sometimes a complex mandala.rnrnThe processionrnThe huge painting was carried to the ceremonial site in the early morning by dozens of Tibetan monks

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  • Copyright: Tony Mok (tmlh2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 34] (114)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2019-02-17
  • Categories: Festivals
  • Exposure: 1/214 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2019-03-27 1:29
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