The Apache Sunrise Ceremony celebrates a girl becoming a woman. Girls prepare for the ritual for six months or more. During the ceremony, which can last four days, the girls sing, pray, run, and dance, often for hours without stopping. Here, a girl from the White Mountain Apache tribe in Arizona is blessed with pollen, symbolizing fertility.

fernsandmoss: “ The Apache Sunrise Ceremony celebrates a girl becoming a woman. Girls prepare for the ritual for six months or more. During the ceremony, which can last four days, the girls sing,.

Tea Freak: Hit me with your best pot!

Hit me with your best pot. The ORIGINAL tea freak tea towel. unbleached flax linen tea towel screenprinted with eco-friendly inks in white & c.

Mudra -symbolic or ritual gesture in Hinduism and Buddhism. While some mudrās involve the entire body, most are performed with the hands and fingers.

"Mudra--symbolic or ritual gesture in Hinduism and Buddhism. While some mudrās involve the entire body, most are performed with the hands and fingers." And here I am thinking it's an "okay" symbol. What does the mudra mean?

Holi Festival - India

1088 Holi Festival ♔ Hindu devotees play with colored powders during Holi celebrations at the Bankey Bihari Temple on March 2011 in Vrindavan, India. Holi, the spring festival of colors, is celebrated by Hindus around the world in an explosion of color.

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Most Hindu traditions revere a body of religious or sacred literature, the Vedas, although there are exceptions. Some Hindu religious traditions regard particular rituals as essential for salvation, but a variety of views on this co-exist.

A Tibetan in exile performs a religious ritual at the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu by Prakash Mathema

50th Tibetan Democracy Day ceremonies

Spiritualism in Kathmandu, Nepal. Tibetans around the world celebrate the Tibetan Democracy Day which marks the anniversary of the Dalai Lama's efforts to transform Tibetan society into a democracy.

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