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Working Mangku

The Balinese Priest or "Mangku" plays a important role in Hinduism on the Island of Bali. These individuals are responsible for connecting and communicated with the spirit world. In this photo a Balinese Mangku spends the day making house calls to bless livestock and residences. Here you can see the Mangkus "tools" flowers, bells, magic rings and an array of crafted artifacts made from wood and Panadas leaf. All used to perform Balinese rituals.

TAGS: Bali, Indonesia

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Darwin, Australia
Member since 2015
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© Mike Morgan.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2015
Total Views: 51
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 26, 2015, 11:16 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 70mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1250
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: ISO200
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PHOTO LOCATION Bali, Indonesia