Tibetan pilgrims

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Tibetan pilgrims

The Pilgrims (Pilgrims) - pilgrims, to travel for the purpose of prayer and worship the holy places.

In Hinduism and Buddhism ritual circumambulation around a shrine called Cora. In Tibetan Buddhism and the Bon religion, the crust is like a pilgrimage, and a view of meditation practice.

In Lhasa, the main place of pilgrimage is considered the Jokhang Monastery - the oldest building in Lhasa, sacred for all Lamaists. The monastery is surrounded by a two-kilometer Barkhor Street, where religion is faced with trade. Tibetan Barkhor means "clockwise circle", where every day thousands of believers make a crust.

Ideally, three pilgrims cortex - bypassing the territory of the monastery around the sacred Buddha statue Shanyamuni crawling around the monastery on the Barkhor street and ritual circle around all the holy places of Lhasa, including the Potala Palace, Shakpori and Ramoche Monastery. These three sacred circle from small to large are the main ritual routes for all Tibetans.

Poyavlyayutya first pilgrims on Barkhor Street at dawn, when there are no numerous merchants and tourists.

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Some pilgrims perform a special ceremony, which is designed especially deeply cleanse karma praying. In this ceremony includes chanting of mantras (one lap - 108 times) and stretch - a prostration at the end of which a person lies down at full length on the ground. Thus bypassing the shrine, believing his body obmeryaet way of worshiping. Some of the most prostrated Lhasa to Mount Kailash. According to some reports this pilgrimage could last 800 days.

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By the time the sun rises over the city and the flow of pilgrims is increasing, becoming a "carousel" that swirls around the Jokhang Monastery to late evening.

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It's time to observe the colorful pilgrims who came to venerate the shrine ...

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Along the entire cortex established prayer wheels which pilgrims unwind with your right hand, passing, and "reading through" so the mantra.

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Some pilgrims Faith is simply amazing ...

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Monks eyeing for souvenirs

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Jokhang Temple open onto a central Barkor area and at the top you can climb!

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The temple complex consists of several halls and shrines. In the main hall stands a statue of Sakyamuni Buddha, which is considered the most venerated statue in Tibetan Buddhism. There are also two statues of King Songtsen Gampo and his two wives celebrated - Chinese Princess Wencheng and Nepalese Princess Bhrikuti that contributed to the penetration of Buddhism in Tibet.

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C on the roof of a great view of the square and the Potala Palace.

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