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Tsholing cham dance, the resemblence of under world god in the action.

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  • Tsholing cham dance (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Terma Dance, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Thimphu

Keywords: temple, Tendrel Thang, Thimphu Tshechu


by Dawa Tshering

This image represents one of the religious figure and is widely performed all across the country during the Tsechu festivals. According to the history the dance of Tsholing was introduced by the famous treasure discoverer popularly known as Tertoen Pemalingpa in the 15th century. This dance of unique character was the manifestations of the Bodhisatvas who appeared in the form of an ordinary people in the world to subdue all the destroyers and evil spirits who intends to harm or do obstractions to the Budhha 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: Tseten Tshering

Photograph Date: 05/Oct/2014

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