Monk's blessing

Category: Spontaneous Moments

 

Photo and caption by Marcos Molina

I was in Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, 15 km from Chiang Mai, located in Doi Suthep mountain, north of Thailand. Inside one of its pagodas, this kind monk claimed my attetion and gestured me to sit closer to him. It was quite a surprise when he started murmuring something and using the sticks in his hand to throw some water drops to me. I guess he was blessing me; after all, he smiled afterwards. Taking photographs was supposedly not allowed, but I couldn't resist to capture that moment. I grasped my camera, hanging from my neck stomach level, and snapped a shot, just one. This is the result.

Location: Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand

 

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