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The cham dance of Tungym in Thimphu Tsechu

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Resource #: 69416 (URL for reference)

  • Tungyam cham dance (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Holy Spring Narrative, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Thimphu

Keywords: Dances, dzong, people, Tashichoedzong, Thimphu Tsechu


by Dawa Tshering

This dance of unique character was the manifestations of the Bodhisatvas who appeared in the form of an ordinary people in the world to subdue all the destroyers and evil spirits who intends to harm or do obstractions to the Budhha Dharma. According to the history the dance of Tungym was introduced by the famous treasure discoverer popularly known as Tertoen Pemalingpa in the 15th century.

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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: 03/Oct/2014

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