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Gomchen washes their face and head

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Resource #: 68641 (URL for reference)

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Tibet and Himalayas: Ritual, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Khothagpa

Keywords: gomchen, Trumpet


by Sherig Dentshog and Ngawang Loday

Gomchens are standing in line and washing their head in turn. Two other Gomchen at the side are blowing trumpet. Atsaras are also joining the Threl or cleansing ceremony.

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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: Ngawang Loday

Photograph Date: 30/Sep/2014

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