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Peling cham Juging

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Resource #: 67642 (URL for reference)

  • The Juging Cham Dance (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Terma Dance, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Chukha

Keywords: Cham, Chhukha, Chukha Dzong, people, Tsechu, Tsechu


by Dawa Tshering

The one of the Bhutanese dynamic cultures is the cham dance probably the Peling cham.This image was taken during Chhukha Tsechu. The performer wears the wooden mask and it was made of wood. It was in fiftteenth century the Driging Cham was introduced to subdue all the spirits who tends to harm and destroy the spread of Buddha Dharma.

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This resource was provided by Shejun (Documentation of Bhutan's Oral Cultures sponsored by Arcadia). The copyright holder is Shejun (only private uses permitted).

Resource type: Image

Photographer: Dawa Tshering

Photograph Date: 31/Oct/2014

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