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Jainist nuns sit together on a temple floor. Jainism is an ancient religion of India that prescribes a path of non-violence towards all living beings. The white cloth over their mouths is called Muhapatti to prevent saliva coming into contact with religous texts, and accidental inhaling of small insects. Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
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Jainist nuns sit together on a temple floor. Jainism is an ancient religion of India that prescribes a path of non-violence towards all living beings. The white cloth over their mouths is called Muhapatti to prevent saliva coming into contact with religous texts, and accidental inhaling of small insects. Bikaner, Rajasthan, India