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The Atsara Dance

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  • The Atsara (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Opening Dance of Atsara, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Thimphu

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


by Dawa Tshering

In general the Atsaras are percieved as entertainer as they usually make fun, make jokes with the public and imitate other but in real, they are the mos noble saint or the lama and the Guru or the great teacher as well. They are already enlightened and found the path to Nirvana and so to peirce the understanding of the way sentient beings look at the true colour of the world do as silly as they are and perhaps they do as serious as no other can compete them.

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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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