Aarief Hussain Travel Photography Bhutan, Kashmir, Asia Workshops | Bhutan Purity Walk Festival.

Bhutan Purity Walk Festival. Here's one tradition that is simply fascinating to watch.

The Purity Walk, as it is called, is believed to purify your soul, having walked under a huge fire gate. The festival centers around a fire and commences with some religious rituals headed by a cleric. As the firecrackers burst, the religious cleric, with its followers and visitors closely behind, then leads the walk towards the fire gateway and passes under a bridge of a huge fire. This ritual appears to be rather dramatic, especially knowing that this could actually purify one's soul.