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The Nyulayma cham dance

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Resource #: 67613 (URL for reference)

  • Devotees watching Tsechu (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Terma Dance, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Chukha

Keywords: Cham, Chhukha, Chukha Dzong, people, Tsechu, Tsechu


by Dawa Tshering

The Chams of Pema Lingpa was introduced in fifteenth century. Before Juging appear, the Nyulay Ma Cham is displayed. It is believed that before Juging comes the Nyulay Ma summon the harming devils and the spirits for the Juging to subdue them.

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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: Dawa Tshering

Photograph Date: 31/Oct/2014

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