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Burning Incense Before Buddha

Image courtesy of Jennifer Jorgensen

Multi-layered symbolism.

Burning incense has many different symbolic meanings such as carrying a prayer or spirit to heaven and offering a sweet aroma to God.

Buddhists burn incense in front of a large Reclining Buddha. royal Palace Grounds, Bangkok, Thailand.

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