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Four Buddhist rituals: ritual 1

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posted on 21.09.2016 by David Templeman
Taken during October 1969 this ritual is managed by a Newari priest. Newars are the original inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley. The ritual is a blessing on a wedding party and involves the symbolic fertilization of the couple by splitting a coconut. The ritual lasted half a day and left a huge quantity of debris which became supper for the local dogs.

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