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The sacred Black Hat Dance

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Resource #: 67690 (URL for reference)

  • The Black Hat Cham Dance (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Monastic Dance, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Chukha (Latitude: 27.098575; Longitude: 89.534739)

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


by Dawa Tshering

The Buddhist monk known as Lhalung Pelki Dorji had hidden his bow and arrow in his long and thick sleeves and killed Langdarma the Tibetan King who trumbled the Buddhist religion in Tibet. This dance performs to commorate and to celebrate the success and the victory.

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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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