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The ging dancers performing their dance to the public and blessing.

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Resource #: 69376 (URL for reference)

  • Tsholing cham Dance (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Sacred Dance, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Thimphu

Keywords: temple, Tendrel Thang, Thimphu Tshechu


by Dawa Tshering

Ging dance is performed in every Tshechu festivals to drive away the non human spirits which believied to be the destroyer or devils harming the people. With his terrifying mask with the drum in his hand runs around the crowd to give blessing to the people so, as to would liberate them from the misfortunes. After they finish blessing the people Ging dancers gathers together in the ground and display their dances to the public.

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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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