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The devotees in Thimphu Tsechu

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Resource #: 69352 (URL for reference)

  • Public watching Tsechu (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Census county division, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Thimphu

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


by Dawa Tshering

People from all walks of life came to withness the sacred Tsechu. The very essence of withnessing Tsechu festival is to liberate their negative deeds and find the path of enlightenment in their life. Tsechu festival was considered as one of the means of awakening the innocent being from the dualistice world and see thing unreal. There are many chams and drama to be displayed to the public convying that this world is materislic and everybody is attached wih it. As we can see in the picture that thousands of people seated on the cold cemented floor as to watch the Chams and dances.

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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: 02/Oct/2014

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