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and is not intent on arriving "

Lao Tzu

One of the Most Extraordinary Acts of Devotion in the World

March 21st, 2008

I have just found this wonderful slide show of the Jain festival of

MAHAMASTAK ABHISHEKThe Grand Anointing Ceremony
This magnificent ceremony of the Jains takes place once every12 years, in Karnataka. To pay homage to Bahubali, an18-metre high statue of the saint is anointed with milk, sugarcane juice and herbal powders.

It is by award-winning photographer Karoki Lewis, on the BBC website. Have a look here!