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Monks and lay people in Zhöl village during Sertreng Ceremony. Copyright Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford 2001.

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Resource #: 69650 (URL for reference)

Collections: Lhasa

Location: Potala Palace, Red Palace, White Palace, Inner Zhöl


by Jessica O'Leary

Monks and lay people line the route of the "Golden Procession of the Assembly of Worship" in Zhöl (zhol) village during the Sertreng Ceremony (tshogs mchod ser sbreng). The ceremony took place on the 30th day of the second month of the Tibetan calendar. Two silk appliqué festival tangkas (thang ka), or göku (gos sku), adorn the south face of the Potala's White Palace in the background. The tangkas, featuring the Buddha surrounded by deities and bodhisattvas, measure 75 x 40 ft and have been sewn together.

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Resource type: Image

Photograph Date: 02/1949-03/1949

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