Daily Ritual Walk
Stupa at Boudhanath
"This very imposing stupa is believed to house some of the remains of previous great sages and the bones of Buddha. Believers walk in a clockwise direction around the stupa to pay their respects and have their wishes granted. It is also believed that walking around in an anti-clockwise direction is disrepectful although you can see foreigners doing just that maybe due to the fact that they do not know better or are just plain ignorant, so they are not guilty... Gurus (Buddhist teachers) will tell you to walk around the stupa 7 times if you wish to have your desires granted. Each round will take about 5 to 10 mintues depending on your speed or the crowd that are always present at any time of the day especially during the Buddhist festive season such as Buddha's birthday etc."