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Tungym dancers with colourful dress

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Resource #: 69426 (URL for reference)

  • Tungyam cham dance (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Holy Spring Narrative, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Thimphu (Latitude: 27.490878; Longitude: 89.634847)

Keywords: Dances, dzong, people, Tashichoedzong, Thimphu Tsechu


by Dawa Tshering

This image represents one of the religious figure and is widely performed all across the country during the Tsechu festivals. 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.

Associated Resources

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: 03/Oct/2014

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