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Chham – The Festival of the Dancing Monks

August 29th, 2009 by mohitg | No Comments

Chham – The Festival of the Dancing Monks

Origin of sacred dance of Cham probably goes back to ninth century when Guru Padmasambhava introduced Buddhism in Tibet. The monk-dancers perform the iconographic and choreographic sequences as written in the dance manual; enacting the liturgical text, which is simultaneously recited by monks sitting in the orchestra on the edge of the dance area…


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