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Village men erecting branches for ritual

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Resource #: 68953 (URL for reference)

  • Men at work (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Religious Practice, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Jigme (Latitude: 26.946625; Longitude: 89.236997)

Keywords: hut, men, mountain, New Year, ritual, Sky


by Kencho Wangmo

The village men erecting branches preparing for the new year ritual. Before starting, they have to make a space where they have to place their offerings. Inorder to do that they use three strong branches as poles. Inbetween the poles they place a bamboo and tie it to the poles where offerings are placed.

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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: Kencho Wangmo

Photograph Date: 25/Sep/2014

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