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Woman applying tika to her brother

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Resource #: 69269 (URL for reference)

  • Woman applying tika (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Diwali, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Pelrithang


by Monika Subba

A woman applying tika to her brothers during the Bhai Tika Ceremony. During Bhai Tika Ceremony sisters put tika to their brothers. They perform this ritual for their brothers long life and good health. In return brothers give some cash as their gift to their sisters. This ritual is mostly practiced among the hindu community. Incase if there is no brothers to put tika then a sister can put tika to her cousin sister.

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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: Monika Subba

Photograph Date: 25/Oct/2014

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