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A Villager coming to the attend the new year ritual

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Resource #: 68951 (URL for reference)

  • New Year Ritual (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Religious Practice, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Jigme (Latitude: 26.946628; Longitude: 89.236997)

Keywords: hut, men


by Kencho Wangmo

The villagers who came to attend the ritual in the hut of the host family with their contribution like Tongba (local alcohol) and butter if possible. They were discussing about the ritual that they are going to performe. The man standing to the right Dib Raj Doya, is the village elder who is responsible for conducting the ritual. The man to the left with his bag brings in some Tongba and butter for the ritual.

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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: Kencho Wangmo

Photograph Date: 25/Sep/2014

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