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Monks at the Fire Blessing Ceremony in Bhutan
Once a year in Bumthang, Bhutan they hold the fire Blessing ceremony. They say running through the fire thrice burns away all sins and evil.It surprised me to see two monks running through the pillars of fire among the first few people. I was later told that they run through also for getting blessings from the fire.
© Ranjan Ramchandani.
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||Nov. 19, 2015, 11:35 p.m.
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