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The unique traditon of Peling

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  • The people of Chhukha Watching the dance (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Sacred Dance, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Chukha

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


by Dawa Tshering

The Nyuelayma Cham dacne is unique as it appears after Juging dance. It represents the harming spirits who was destroyers or the devils attacking the spread of Buddha Dharma.They were dressed in Bhutanese customes accordingly. Subsequently the song dance take place in the middle of the Chams. Eventhouggh dancers from the local area had no expereinece like the Royal Dancers but performs as better as they are.

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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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