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Holy Smoke

Follow a photographic journey to see how big a part incense plays in the everyday life of Bhutan – its prized fragrance aids meditation, devotion and healing in this smal but characterfu Himalayan kingdom

Simon Urwin

‘A monk returns from a juniper-cutting expedition in the remote Paro Valley. Juniper is the key ingredient in incense, and the day following a heavy rain storm is considered auspicious for harvesting.’ Left ‘A painted parchment shows Dugpoema, the Himalayan goddess of incense, who holds a smoking wand in her right hand.’
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