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Emerald Buddha Shrine

Image courtesy of Jennifer Jorgensen

Pilgrimage as ritual of social unity.

Buddhists of Thailand make pilgrimages form all over to visit the Shrine of the Emerald Buddha located on the Royal Palace Grounds, Bangkok, Thailand. When they kneel in front of any image of the Buddha, they are careful not to point the soles of their feet at the image.

Copyright 2008, by the Contributing Authors. Cite/attribute Resource . admin. (2005, August 02). Emerald Buddha Shrine. Retrieved January 07, 2011, from Free Online Course Materials — USU OpenCourseWare Web site: http://ocw.usu.edu/Anthropology/Anthropology_of_Religion/EmeraldBuddhaShrine2_jpg.htm. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons License