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The Buddha's Robe in Camobdia

Wearing the Sanghati at Angor Wat


When it is too cold to be bare-armed, Theravada monks wrap themselves in the sanghati.
Angor Wat Monks

Monks at Angor Wat temple, Cambodia, have wrapped their sanghati robes around their upper bodies for warmth.

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Theravada is the dominant form of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma (Myanmar) and Laos. The monks in those countries wear very similar robes in the style of early Buddhist monks' robes.

In Photo 1, the young monks have their sanghati robe folded and carried over the shoulder. These monks at Angor Wat, Cambodia, have wrapped the sanghati around their upper bodies for warmth.

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