PHOTO: Tamang Woman, Swayambhu (Monkey) Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

PHOTO: Tamang Woman Lights Butter Candles to Pray for Her Ancestors at Swayambhu (Monkey) Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal

Tibetan woman lights butter candles to pray for her ancestors at Swayambhu (Monkey) Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal
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7 Comments on “PHOTO: Tamang Woman Lights Butter Candles to Pray for Her Ancestors at Swayambhu (Monkey) Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal

  1. Absolutely adore this photo – magic lighting capturing one of the simple essences of Nepali (Buddhist) life.

  2. This is a really beautiful picture. If only we in the West took time out to reflect on our own ancestors the way this woman has, then maybe we would reflect on the lessons they learned in their lifetime and maybe just maybe we would not make the same mistakes they did. 

  3. this is a fabulous shot of a uniquely Himalayan Buddhist cultural moment…for cultural accuracy, however, I wanted to point out that, as evidenced by the nose ring and outfit, this woman is not Tibetan but (likely) belongs to a Nepali tribe called Tamang, who are descended from Tibetan horsemen forced out of their lands centuries ago…

    • Thank you Tammy! I just checked out your information with my Nepali family and they concur, so I will change the title. I really appreciate your input.

  4. Gorgeous shot – love the warm glow of the butter candles.  What a wonderful moment to witness.

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