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Tungyam performers in Thimphu Tsechu

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Resource #: 69435 (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 unique chams are performed throughout the country to keep the cham tradition alive moreover to convey the people about the true meaning of Buddhist teaching. When Tungym cham is withnessed the harming spirits or the devil who were tended to destroy the spread of Budhism and the people were subdued and clear away the negative deeds and actions as well.

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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: 04/Oct/2014

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