Slide of a procession for the sunning of the Buddha at Guomari Monastery

Senior monks can be seen in the photograph dressed in yellow cloaks. A centipede of people have rolled up the thangka (painting on cotton or silk). The thangka was attached to the top of the thangka wall and unrolled and was open for two or three hours.

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