19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Tibetan people home worship

We stayed at a home stead place in Ladakh of India. Here is Himalayas mountain range. It is 3500-4000 m altitude and -5 to -50 F. People live here are Tibetan.They continue their traditional culture. I was honored to enter the host family's house and observing their annual home worship (called Puga).The host family invited people from their village to worship together. They lighted 100 candles for their different wishes and placed different home made figures when Ompa(pastor)was chanting. Their love to their culture and tradition as well as to life deeply touched my heart.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Ladakh, India
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © liwen tao