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Village elders making tongba (local alcohol) offering

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  • Tongba Offering (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Religious Practice, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Jigme (Latitude: 26.946594; Longitude: 89.237019)

Keywords: Dip Raj Doya, Green grass, men, New Year, ritual, Smoke


by Kencho Wangmo

The village elders led by Dip Raj Doya in white, starting the new year ritual with tongba offering to the deities. The ceremony consists of offering insence besides the tongba (local alcohol) offering.

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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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