Chorten Kora, Inner circuit shots, outer circuit people, chorten and river sweep shotsAdditional title: Drukpe Kora, Circumambulation of the ChortenAdditional title: Circumambulation of the Chorten
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Bhutan Dance Project, Core of Culture
Dates / OriginDate Created: 2005
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 655
TopicsDance -- Religious aspects -- BuddhismRites & ceremonies -- BhutanFestivals -- BhutanRites and ceremonies -- BhutanStūpas -- BhutanCircumambulation -- Religious aspectsRivers -- Bhutan
NotesBiographical/historical: Built in Nepalese style based on the model of the Boudhanath stupa in Nepal by Lama Ngawang Loday in 1740. The main statue in the temple is of Guru Rinpoche. It is said that an eight year old girl from Arunachal Pradesh was sacrificed here when she entered the stupa and was immured during its construction. In her memory, the people of Arunachal Pradesh still visit every year for kora (circumambulation) during the great religious festival that is held in mid-March. Also masses of people from all parts of the eastern region come to mark these celebrations, particularly from the valleys of Merak Sakten.Venue: Videotaped at Trashiyangtze Dzong, on the first floor balcony with ground level shots of Chorten Kora and the river, on Mar. 10, 2005.Acquisition: Gift; Core of Culture. NN-PD
Physical DescriptionBorn digitalExtent: 1 video file (51 min.) : sound, color
DescriptionThere are two main festivals that take place at the Chorten: the Dakpe Kora on the 15th day of the First Lunar month, which sees the circumambulation of the Chorten by the Dakpe people from Tawang, in memory of the eight-year old girl from that place who is said to have offered herself as a sacrifice, and the Drukpe Kora on the 30th day of the First Month which sees the circumambulation of the Chorten by thousands of Bhutanese pilgrims to the site.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19766214Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 346d3bd0-8292-0130-9786-3c075448cc4b
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