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Butter lamp brighten the room

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Resource #: 68434 (URL for reference)

  • Butter lamp (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Lha, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Khar

Keywords: butter lamp


by Sherig Dentshog

Butter lamp is offering to the Kasung of Dungkhar Achara who came to the village to celebrates festival. Butter lamp is keeping continously for three days. since the people of Khar used to beleaved that Kasung is staying with Achara for three days. Kasung go back to the Dungkhar only when achara mask is taking back. therefore, Butter lamp is necessary for three day and it keeps room bright for three days.

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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: Sherig Dentshog

Photograph Date: 15/Oct/2014

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