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Beating drums during the tsechu

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Resource #: 69393 (URL for reference)

  • The musicians in the Chipdrel (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Census county division, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Thimphu

Keywords: temple, Tendrel Thang, Thimphu Tshechu


by Dawa Tshering

Drum and the bell is significantly important during processions or Chipdrel and it represents the symbol of reception in highly respected and honoured manner. Chipdrel ceremony is offered only to the high officials, majesties, excellencies, abbot of the religions like Je khenpo during the visits.

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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: Tseten Tshering

Photograph Date: 05/Oct/2014

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