Tag: ritual

A man sells colorful, woven threats used in religious Hindu attire in Prayagraj, India, during the Ardh Kumbh Mela religious festival.

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Portrait of an Indian man at the Ganges River in Prayagraj, India, during the Ardh Kumbh Mela religious festival.

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A Sikh devotee distributes Jal Sewa, holy drinking water, at the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi, India.

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A Muslim man performs wuḍūʾ, ablution, in preparation for formal prayers at the Jama Masjid of Delhi, India.

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A Muslim man performs wuḍūʾ, ablution, in preparation for formal prayers at the Jama Masjid of Delhi, India.

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Family prayer flags are replaced in an annual Buddhist blessing ceremony in a home in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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An Indian man holds prayer beads.

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Women stand and visit after washing their hands in the ceremonial pool at the Jama Masjid, a mosque in Old Delhi, India.

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A Muslim man ceremonially washes his hands before praying at the historic Jama Masjid, in Delhi, India.

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A woman washes her hand at Narita-san Shinshō-ji, a Shingon Buddhist temple located near Tokyo, Japan’s Narita airport.

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The Fire Festival, celebrated annually by the Nosu people in southwest China, involves several thousand people gathering on a mountainside arena to spectate and participate in events that include wrestling, bull fighting, horse racing and a model competition. The festival is concluded at night by dancing around a fire to music.

The Nosu are an ethnic minority who reside in northern Yunnan and southern Sichuan provinces of southwestern China.

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The Fire Festival, celebrated annually by the Nosu people in southwest China, involves several thousand people gathering on a mountainside arena to spectate and participate in events that include wrestling, bull fighting, horse racing and a model competition. The festival is concluded at night by dancing around a fire to music.

The Nosu are an ethnic minority who reside in northern Yunnan and southern Sichuan provinces of southwestern China.

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The Fire Festival, celebrated annually by the Nosu people in southwest China, involves several thousand people gathering on a mountainside arena. Fire Festival activities include wrestling, bull fighting, horse racing and a model competition. The festival is concluded at night by dancing around a fire to music.

The Nosu are an ethnic minority who reside in northern Yunnan and southern Sichuan provinces of southwestern China.

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Children prepare fire torches and then proceed to run in the street at dusk along the road in a Nosu village. They are celebrating the final events of the Fire Festival, celebrated annually by the Nosu people in the southwest mountains of China.

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A family participates in a sacrificial ceremony in their living room. The ceremony involves the killing of an animal that is placed in their doorway, followed by incantations by a village shaman. The meat is later cooked. The Nosu are an ethnic minority who reside in northern Yunnan and southern Sichuan provinces of southwestern China.

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A Nosu family participates in a sacrificial ceremony in their living room. The ceremony involves the killing of an animal that is placed in their doorway, followed by incantations by a village shaman. The Nosu are an ethnic minority who reside in northern Yunnan and southern Sichuan provinces of southwestern China.

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The mouth of the Munzur River in Turkey is seen by the Zaza-Alevi people group as sacred. The Zaza-Alevi often come here to place candles at a shrine in order to receive a blessing.

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Men prepare for prayer with a ritual washing to cleanse themselves before going into the mosque. Shopkeepers’ stalls are backed right up to the mosque along the streets, selling everything from clothes to kitchen items.

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Muslim man prepares for prayer with a ritual washing to cleanse himself before going into the mosque in Konya, Turkey.

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Men perform their ablutions before going to pray in a mosque in Turkey.

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