yak skull - sacrifice offering on house roof (nepal)

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Small shrine on the roof of a house in Syang village (Nepal)

On the roof of each house in the villages of this region, there is a small shrine made of painted in white, with yak skulls.­ I assume the yaks were sacrificed to protect the house.­

I suppose this is a Tibetan tradition.­ Not sure if this is related to Buddhism, Hinduism, or some older Animist belief.­

If you know more about this tradition, please post a Comment!

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Beni Jomsom Sadak, Annapurna Conservation Area, Jomsom 33100, Nepal