Ganges Puja Varanasi, India - Varanasi Ganga or Ganges River, India - The pictures capture the sights of Hindu religious rituals performed by pilgrims at various ghats on the Ganges river banks. The ghat during early morning is buzz of activity - the holy bathing by men and women, religious chanting, worship, head shaving, et al - by thousands of visiting pilgrims. - #photo #camera #travel photography #travel #photographer
Your Tour, Your Trip, Your Rules Having to restrict yourself in the bounds of a set itinerary is not the ground rule. Therefore, A Way TO Bhutan has left leeway for you to participate in activities that are not in the itinerary. These activities can be anything from you wishing to participate in a religious ritual, wishing to cook a local delicacy like ema datshi (popular cuisine of Bhutan), or participating in a prayer ceremony with a monastic community etc. You can also be part of a local…
Religious Ritual Dancer in Temple of Angkor Wat, Wearing Richly Embroidered and Ornamented Costumes Premium Photographic Print by Eliot Elisofon at Art.com
Did you know that indigo was once referred to as “Blue Gold?” occurs naturally in various plants (and mollusks) found all over the world? was independently discovered and cultivated by diverse and distant cultures throughout history? is still associated with political power and religious ritual? was used by the Romans as a pigment for painting as well as for medicinal and cosmetic purposes?
The hidden health benefits of religious rituals that require willpower
The Mayan peoples regularly used hallucinogenic drugs (taken from the natural world) in their religious rituals, but they also used them in day to day life as painkillers. Flora such as peyote, the morning glory, certain mushrooms, tobacco, and plants used to make alcoholic substances, were commonly used.