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I, for one, wouldn’t be standing motionless with a bucketful of limewash flying just above my head… But Nepali people don’t seem to mind…

In the note to my last post I asked a question what all the limestone was for. Here is the answer.

Interestingly, this ritual has nothing to do with rebuilding the stupa. Both photos were taken four months before the earthquake. The purpose was regular, monthly, maintenance of the monument, keeping it white and clean with a regular orange pattern. Talking of which… I don’t think this ceremony was happening at all after the earthquake, at least until the stupa was rebuilt. If you look at this pair of images again – you can see orange semicircles in the photo on the left but not the one on the right.

The orange lines are painted with saffron water. If you want to know how… no, I’m not going to say “wait till my next post” this time. Just have a look in WS. :-)

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