Prayer Beads: The Familiar Counting Device For Worshipers Of Distinct Faith

Hare Krishna

 

Fine Art and Documentary Photographer Erlend Mikael Sæverud  is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  These images are from his project ‘Everybody Counts‘.  To see Erlend’s body of work click on any image.

 

Bahai

 

Spiritual teacher

 

Ananda Margha

 

Sikhism

 

Zen

 

These portraits depict religious leaders and worshipers utilizing various forms of counting devices: tzitzit, prayer beads and rosaries, aiming to highlight similarities rather than differences.

Various forms of prayer beads as counting devices are used in practically all the world’s major religions.

The worshipers were all committed to something greater than themselves and the moment of prayer and devotion seemed very similar.

 

Catholicism

 

Protestantism

 

Judaism

 

Islam

 

Hinduism

 

Buddhism

 

See also:

Oslo

By  Erlend Mikael Sæverud 

 


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