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The Sherpa Dhumji Masked Dance Festival

Eberhard Berg

The Sherpa Dhumji Masked Dance Festival

an ethnographic description of the "great liturgical performance" as celebrated annually according to the tradition of the Lamaserwa clan in the village temple of Gonpa Zhung, Solu

by Eberhard Berg

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Published by Lumbini International Research Institute in Lumbini .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sherpa Dhumji Masked Dance Festival -- History,
  • Sherpa (Nepalese people) -- Rites and ceremonies,
  • Dance festivals -- Nepal -- Solukhumbū,
  • Solukhumbū (Nepal) -- Religious life and customs

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-212).

    StatementEberhard Berg.
    ContributionsLumbini International Research Institute.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination233 p. :
    Number of Pages233
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23203940M
    ISBN 109789994693351
    LC Control Number2009341275
    OCLC/WorldCa316247812

    The book's wealth of detail does at times threaten to overwhelm the reader. Throughout the dances, symbolic demons are conquered, dispelled or subdued. As Lord Machhendranath views his followers from the high seat of his chariot, its four wheels-representing the powerful Bhairab-receive rice and vermilion powder, the king of serpents is aksed for blessing, and his jeweled vest is shown to the public. Nepal has its official calendar that begins from the first day of the first month Baisakh.

    Thereby warning people to get out of buildings. Main article: Kartik Poornima On the first day of the month of Kartikmany women go to the temple of Pashupati. Losar is a relatively quiet festival taking place over 15 days, with the first 3 days playing host to the majority of the main celebrations. The event involves family gatherings and outdoor functions, and lasts 10 days.

    Since the villagers in the rural areas lack proper healthcare and doctors, they use this technique to cure the sick. The mother of the house wishes good health to all family members. In modern times, however. The route up Everest has also been tweaked to avoid the most perilous part of the icefall.


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The festival of cows is one of the most popular festivals of Nepal. His gallop through the ways writers can just about make a living is great fun and will probably make any putative writer blanche and turn in their computer.

To mark good luck, they bring back rocks of ice and keep them in their store. Today, though traditional farming practices have reduced, the premonsoon season still sees great worship made to Red Machhendranath-the rain god. Hundreds of locals from either side of the Taumadi begin the jatra by pulling the three-storied pagoda-style chariot.

They then give future predictions about the events that would befall.

Newa dance

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Asian Theatre Journal And they receive very little recognition. I left some bread on my plate for him and within seconds of leaving my table he was hoping down for a snack.

Males dressed like female like in long frocks perform this dance to celebrate the return of lord Rama to Ayoddha after his 14 years of exile in the jungles. But instead the boy remained unharmed and Holika, to her surprise, immolated herself.

Newars in Nepal celebrate it as Kwati Punhi Indian celebrate it as rakhi raksha bandhan. Part Two,"The Days," forms the bulk of the book. In Bhaktapur, devotees honor Shiva by paying a visit to the Dattatreya Temple in Tachapal and people in other towns and villages of the valley.

In homes, cakes, candies, breads, fruits and beer are offered on family altars. Kohn's zeal for recording the ritual in all its specificity even brought suspicion from Lama Tengpoche He compares Mani Rimdu to an elaborate work of art, such as a symphony or an opera, which has its "movements and motives, its structures and parallels, its changes of theme and emotion" p.

Until a few decades ago, before the Kathmandu Valley became a purely commercial hub, it was an agricultural land, which depended upon the rainy monsoon for its important rice crop.

The inaugural ceremony of the festivals starts with a procession that sees participation from a number of cultural troupes from various parts from Ladakh. This later on became a tradition.

Rows of lamps are placed on windows and doors, with the strong hope that Laxmi, the Goddess of Wealth, is worshipped. Dancers once dressed up in tiger costumes but today it is merely a repetition of the Gai Jatra festival. The king was very sad to see the condition of his beloved queen.

Sakhiya Naach This dance is performed by women Sakhiya means women who are friendsa traditional dance adapted from the far west of Nepal. The dance is performed in slow circles, holding each others hands and dancing to a rhythmic tune.

Ladakh Festival Held from 1st to 15th September in the town of Leh and its various villges, Ladkh festival is a large scale celebration where the locals showcase their zeal and enthusiasm. On this day, the sun leaves its southernmost position and takes off for its northward journey, so Maghe Sankranti is similar to solstice festivals in many other traditions.

Her temple, Kharg Jogini, is found at Manichur mountain, near Sankhu. The route up Everest has also been tweaked to avoid the most perilous part of the icefall. This monastery the only gompa that belongs to Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism. If a cow is unavailable then a young boy dressed as a cow is considered a fair substitute.Feb 24,  · INCREDIBLE pictures show Hindu pilgrims who have travelled for hundreds of miles gather at a religious festival in Nepal.

The festival of Maha Shivaratri attracts more than 10, worshippers every. Trekking international provides information about Festivals in Nepal, Nepali festivals, Festivals tour in Nepal, Durga puja, Dipawali, Mani rimdu The festival is specially noted for the echoes of drums and dancing feet of the masked dancers.

Teej It is a Sherpa dance drama performed in the Khumbu Region. It is held annually at Tengboche.

Festivals of Everest

Nepali Folk Dances in Darjeeling The masked performers and chariots representing demons and deities are the highlights of this dance.

Indra yatra usually takes place in the month of August/September. It's very popular in Nepal and continue for eight consecutive days. The festival and the dance take place during the monsoon time over. Festivals of nepal from street festivals of Kathmandu to Buddhist mask dancing festivals of Mustang.

Visit Lumbini during Sonam Losar and Chinese new year. Visit Nepal during festivals in and celebrate with locals. FIDAF Nepal Federation of International Dance Festivals, Kathmandu, Nepal. 1, likes · 9 talking about this · 35 were here.

Federation of International Dance Festivals FIDAF; to promote mutual 5/5. Sep 24,  · The fourth Lowdham Book Festival is a literature festival with the atmosphere of a village fête, combining books and food. BBC - Nottingham Culture - Lowdham Book Festival: .