Buddhist ritual purification in Chita

Feb. 20, 2012 - Buddhist monks officiating the "Dugzhuuba" (ritual purification) ceremony to mark the arrival of the New Year according to the lunar calendar. The ceremony took place in Chita's Datsan, the Buddhist temple of the Siberian city. Source: RIA Novosti / Denis Gukov

Feb. 20, 2012 - Buddhist monks officiating the "Dugzhuuba" (ritual purification) ceremony to mark the arrival of the New Year according to the lunar calendar. The ceremony took place in Chita's Datsan, the Buddhist temple of the Siberian city. Source: RIA Novosti / Denis Gukov

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