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Nepal's Boudhanath Stupa purified post repairs

AP

Published : Nov 21, 2016, 1:44 pm IST
Updated : Jul 8, 2017, 8:39 pm IST
The Boudhanath Stupa was purified after being damaged in the 2015 earthquake, and will open for public on Nov. 22nd (Photo: AP)
The Boudhanath Stupa was purified after being damaged in the 2015 earthquake, and will open for public on Nov. 22nd (Photo: AP)
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The devastating earthquake of April 2015 led to severe cracking of the spire of the stupa and reconstruction begin in November 2015 (Photo: AP)
The devastating earthquake of April 2015 led to severe cracking of the spire of the stupa and reconstruction begin in November 2015 (Photo: AP)
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A Buddhist monk swings an incense burner during the last day of the purification ceremony of Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu (Photo: AP)
A Buddhist monk swings an incense burner during the last day of the purification ceremony of Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu (Photo: AP)
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A Buddhist woman watches a traditional dance from the window of her house during the last day of the purification ceremony (Photo: AP)
A Buddhist woman watches a traditional dance from the window of her house during the last day of the purification ceremony (Photo: AP)
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The stupa was built just after the demise of Gautam Buddha and was decorated with several kilos of gold (Photo: AP)
The stupa was built just after the demise of Gautam Buddha and was decorated with several kilos of gold (Photo: AP)
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A three-day purification ceremony was organized to purify the Boudhanath Stupa (Photo: AP)
A three-day purification ceremony was organized to purify the Boudhanath Stupa (Photo: AP)
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Buddhist monks circle around the Boudhanath Stupa during the last day of its purification ceremony in Kathmandu, Nepal (Photo: AP)
Buddhist monks circle around the Boudhanath Stupa during the last day of its purification ceremony in Kathmandu, Nepal (Photo: AP)
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A Tibetan Buddhist, wearing traditional attire, looks at his mobile phone as he attends the purification ceremony (Photo: AP)
A Tibetan Buddhist, wearing traditional attire, looks at his mobile phone as he attends the purification ceremony (Photo: AP)
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A Buddhist monk performs rituals during the last day of the purification ceremony (Photo: AP)
A Buddhist monk performs rituals during the last day of the purification ceremony (Photo: AP)
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One of the most popular tourist haunts in Kathmandu, Boudhanath Stupa was listed as a UNESCO world heritage sight in 1979 (Photo: AP)
One of the most popular tourist haunts in Kathmandu, Boudhanath Stupa was listed as a UNESCO world heritage sight in 1979 (Photo: AP)
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Tibetan Buddhists in traditional attire dance during the last day of the purification ceremony of Boudhanath Stupa (Photo: AP)
Tibetan Buddhists in traditional attire dance during the last day of the purification ceremony of Boudhanath Stupa (Photo: AP)
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