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Men in Orange

There is a long line of Buddhist monk statues at Dambulla Buddhist Museum, and they all face the Golden Buddha statue. They looked quite alive from distance.

 

In case you wondered why Buddhist monks wear orange robes: they started dying their robes orange, in the ancient times, since it was the cheapest dye available. Thus, it was done to save money. Same goes for shaving their heads. Nowadays, it grew to be a tradition, that Buddhist monks wear orange, yellow or red, and an additional meaning of these colors symbolizing the Sun/enlightenment has been added to the common practice.

 

I love all the photos in the series below. I didn't know which one to post first or last, so I'm posting them all together. Feel free to comment the ones you like best!

 

Thanks for your visit and have a great day!

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Taken on April 27, 2012