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Worship in the Jokhang Monastery

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Jokhang Monastery

The Jokhang Monastery, located in downtown Lhasa, is a Buddhist hall for Tibetan Buddhists and a symbol of unity between the Tibetan and Han peoples. The Hall of Sakyamuni is the most important in the monastery. It enshrines a statue of Sakyamuni, which Tang Dynasty Princess Wencheng brought to Lhasa. The city is called Lhasa, meaning "holy land," because of the statue's presence. The statue attracts an endless flow of worshippers every day. Around the Hall of Sakyamuni are eight low-lying, dark halls where butter lamps flicker in front of Buddha images. That day looked like a festival when we visited. A lot of pilgrim were gathering in front of the gate.doing worship.  Some of them came out of their home half year ago, because they use a traditional worship way- kowtow to come here that mean  their whole body would bended over the earth. Enter the temple, only one way you can walk, it’s clockwise direction. All the people were holding the butter jug and butter light enter to do worship. The best impression to me is their devotional face. Although their life are poor, but I believe their spirit are rich!

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Jokhang Monastery
Jokhang Monastery
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eaves
big lion sculpture at the corner o…
big lion sculpture at the corner …
lions
lions
the roof of the Jokhang Monastery
the roof of the Jokhang Monastery
the pilgrim people
the pilgrim people
decoration of the roof
decoration of the roof
pilgrims in from of the Jokhang Mo…
pilgrims in from of the Jokhang M…
the lady just have a rest during t…
the lady just have a rest during …
the market around the Jokhang Mona…
the market around the Jokhang Mon…
the old lady is doing kowtow, and …
the old lady is doing kowtow, and…
old lady
old lady
the pilgrim people
the pilgrim people
old lady
old lady
the sign of the Jokhang Monastery
the sign of the Jokhang Monastery
pilgrim people
pilgrim people
the big lection barrel
the big lection barrel
the lection barrel
the lection barrel
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photo by: mountaingirl