15/03/2014

GOSAINKUND SHAMAN GATHERING 2013

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POST N 728

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GOSAINKUND 

SHAMAN GATHERING

2013

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Photo credit of

Joahn Reinhard

www.johanreinhard.net

At the full moon in December 2013 pilgrims and shamans gathered at Dupcheswor north of Kathmandu to worship a 'selfmanifest' (natural) Shiva Lingam and sacred water that comes out boulders in a cliff at the foot of the sacred mountain massif where Shiva is  especially worshiped at Gosainkund.

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Pilgrims gathering to worship Shiva lingam & obtain sacred water

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Pilgrims crawling under boulder that cures back pains

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Pilgrims at source of sacred water from stone

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Pilgrims collecting sacred water from stone

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Pilgrims ascending to Shiva lingam & sacred water

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Shamans entering camp at base of cliff

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Morning at camp below sacred sites in cliff

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Pilgrims dancing in camp below sacred sites in cliff

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Pilgrims & shamans (with drums) waiting to enter thru gate

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Stones worshipped on way to main Shiva lingam

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Shamans ascending to Shiva lingam

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Pilgrims making offerings to Shiva lingam

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Pilgrims making offerings to Shiva lingam

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Shaman descending after worshipping at sacred sites in cliff

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 Shamans at source of sacred water from stone

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Shamans descending after worshipping at sacred sites in cliff

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Shamans curing person on road after worshipping at sacred sites in cliff

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Pilgrims returning home after worshipping at sacred sites in cliff

Photo Joahn Reinhard 

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www.johanreinhard.net

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