16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The Monk on a Mission
The state religion of Bhutan, Vajrayana Buddhism forms the very warp and weft of the cultural and social fabric. Inside Dzongs, government staff goes about their administrative duties in parallel with the religious responsibilities of monks. Here, a monk heads towards the his quarters inside the Punakha Dzong, as a pigeon waits in attendance.
© Nilay Bhandari.
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||Nov. 8, 2018, 9:43 a.m.