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The folk song or dance performers.

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Resource #: 69385 (URL for reference)

  • The royal dancers in Thimphu Tsechu (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Bodra-Gorgorm, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Thimphu

Keywords: temple, Tendrel Thang, Thimphu Tshechu


by Dawa Tshering

In the Tsechu festival people from the differrents works of life came to withness the dances and Chams, and to recieve blessing. With devotions to liberate themselves from the negative forces and attain the path of Budhha. The Dancers clothed in the colourful pattterns were the Dzongkhang cultural groups summoned from the village. The women presenting their dance to the public to make the festival interesting and gain the attractions. One of the reasons of performing such dance during the tsechu is to uphold the status of the culture and to promote traditonal customs and etiquetee.

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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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