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Particular thunderbolt steps of Zhana Cham

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Resource #: 67698 (URL for reference)

  • The Black Hat Cham Dance (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Monastic Dance, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Chukha

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


by Dawa Tshering

The dancer wears black hat with long sleeves cloth. There will have sixteens to twenty one participants. Zhana Dance celebrates the assassination of the Tibetan King Langdarma in 842 A.D. by a Buddhist monk called Lhalung Pelki Dorji.

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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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