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Shinjay pho mo cham at Nangkor tsechu

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  • Shinjay Pho Mo Cham (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Monastic Dance, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Nangkor

Keywords: Cham, Nangkor, people


by Ngawang Loday

Shinjay Pho Mo Cham is a dance that represents the dance of male and female serpent that Bhutanese people believe to encounter after death, during the judgement day. The red masked dancer is a male serpent and the blue one a female.

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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: 06/Oct/2014

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