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Eternalize the Monkey

Durian, chains, prayer wheels, and a hole in his head. But what is he thinking? I wish I knew.

You know that feeling when you go into a temple and they’ve got a bunch of monkey statues and you’re like, “Oh my god, this is so awesome!”? I had that feeling in spades today in Patan at this temple.

You can chain a monkey, you can put a hole in his head and make him carry a durian around, you can even give him miniature reproductive organs, but yet he will not only endure, he will glisten from the gentle touch of thousands of pilgrims like me.

And, in a nutshell, isn’t that what religion is all about?

monkey and prayer wheels
Proud, proud monkey

Flickr photo gallery of Patan

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