Four Buddhist rituals: ritual 1

2016-09-21T03:56:39Z (GMT) by David Templeman
Taken during October 1969 this ritual is managed by a Newari priest. Newars are the original inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley. The ritual is a blessing on a wedding party and involves the symbolic fertilization of the couple by splitting a coconut. The ritual lasted half a day and left a huge quantity of debris which became supper for the local dogs.