December 15, 2012

Buddhist Prayer, India

Photograph by Alessio Mamo, Redux

In Bodh Gaya, India, a Buddhist rolls beads, shells, coins, and grains of wheat over a cup to multiply a prayer. The Buddha is said to have achieved spiritual enlightenment in Bodh Gaya; nearby is the Mahabodhi Temple, considered by Buddhists to be the holiest place on Earth.

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