Monash University
5 files

Four Buddhist rituals: ritual 1

posted on 2016-09-21, 03:56 authored 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.