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Ongkor Festival celebrated in Tibet

2016-07-18 11:08

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Ongkor Festival celebrated in Tibet

Villagers carry Buddhist scriptures on their backs for the Ongkor Festival celebration, July 16, 2016. The festival has a history of more than 1,500 years. To ensure a plentiful harvest, the then-Tibetan king asked the hierarchy of the local Bon religion for guidance. Following the tenets of that faith, farmers walked around their fields, asking the heavens for a good harvest, which marked the origin of the Ongkor Festival. It was later tinged with aspects of Buddhism. [Photo/Asianewsphoto]