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Tibetan monks unveil huge painting of Buddha (photos)

by | 16th, March 2015

Tibetan Buddhist Monks of the Gelug, or Yellow Hat order, rest on a cold morning outside prayers during Monlam or the Great Prayer rituals on March 3, 2015 at the Labrang Monastery, Xiahe County, Amdo, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, China. Labrang Monastery is one of the six great monasteries of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism and one of the largest outside of the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Monlam, the most important prayer event for many Tibetans was banned during the Cultural Revolution in China but once again in recent years it is celebrated in many areas. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Tibetan Buddhist Monks of the Gelug, or Yellow Hat order, rest on a cold morning outside prayers during Monlam or the Great Prayer rituals on March 3, 2015 at the Labrang Monastery, Xiahe County, Amdo, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, China. Labrang Monastery is one of the six great monasteries of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism and one of the largest outside of the Tibetan Autonomous Region. Monlam, the most important prayer event for many Tibetans was banned during the Cultural Revolution in China but once again in recent years it is celebrated in many areas. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Buddhists and tourists from around the world gathered at the Labrang Monastery in Xiahe County, in northwest China's Gansu Province, to witness the unveiling of a giant painting of Buddha.

 

To Labrang Monastery in Xiahe County, China’s Gansu Province, to see Buddhist monks unveil a massive silk painting of Buddha in a ritual known as “the basking of Buddha”. The painting if 20 metres wide and over 30 metres long.

 

Buddhists and tourists from around the world gathered at the Labrang Monastery in Xiahe County, in northwest China's Gansu Province, to witness the unveiling of a giant painting of Buddha. monk picture 2 Buddhists and tourists from around the world gathered at the Labrang Monastery in Xiahe County, in northwest China's Gansu Province, to witness the unveiling of a giant painting of Buddha.



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