Tibetan Buddhism Ritual Long Kotow
long kotow

Long Kotow is one very powerful ritual of Tibetan Buddhism. It usually happens on the road to Lhasa, and Jokhang temple is the most selected end of such a ritual which last for years; This ritual is like to measure the length of the road that the pilgrims will have done in the years; It also happens in monastery, which usually begins from the main gate, then follow the clockwise direction and to reach the main gate again, of which is counted as one Full-circle; Note: in the year of Horse, which is the year that Sakyamuni Buddha was born and passed away, one circle is counted as 12;

In most of cases, this holy ritual is usually used as expiating, praying…etc;


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