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A rock that was licked by the mithun

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Resource #: 69507 (URL for reference)

  • Sacred Rocks (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Sacred Rock Narrative, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Buli

Keywords: Banana tree, house, Stones, Trees


by Yeshi Wangchuk

It is said that, the white-faced mithun of east (ཤར་གྱི་བ་མེན་གདོང་དཀར་) has licked this rock with his tongue, which is why a village is blessed with hybrid bull (Jatsha) and hybrid cow (Jatsham).

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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: Yeshi Wangchuk

Photograph Date: 09/Dec/2014

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