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The local dancers performing traditional songs in Chhukha Tsechu

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  • The people of Chhukha watching Tsechu (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Bodra-Gorgorm, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Chukha

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


by Dawa Tshering

The local dancers from the dzongkhag participating in Tsechu festivals. They were dressed in Bhutanese customes accordingly. The dance appears after every inervals of the Chams. The Stag Dance portrays the subjugation of the Wind God by Guru Rimpoche. As to mark his victory, Guru Rimpoche rode the stag that happened to be the mount of the god of the wind, when he subdued the wind god and appeased all beings by establishing peace and happiness.

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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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