29-Apr-2012 10 hand picked photographs of Yonphula Tsechu:East Bhutan. Tsechu the annual religious festival held in each district or Dzongkhag of Bhutan is celebrated on the tenth day of a month of the lunar Tibetan calendar.It is a festival of Drukpa Buddhism. An important part of the festival is the Masked Dance. The performers wear different masks and dance in order to get blessings from god and ward off evil sprites.
A CHARM DANCE PERFORMER BLESS THE AUDIENCE DURING THE DANCETsechu which means day ten are Bhutanese annual religious festivals held in each district or dzongkhag of Bhutan on the tenth day of a month of the lunar Tibetan calendar. The month depends on the place, but usually is around the time of October. Tsechus are religious festivals of Drukpa Buddhism. The Thimphu tsechu and the Paro tsechu are among the biggest of the tsechus in terms of participation and audience. Tsechus are large social gatherings, which perform the function of social bonding among people of remote and spread-out villages. Large make shift markets also congregate at the fair locations, leading to brisk commerce.
I love traveling and I have made the most of it while working in Bhutan.By traveling zig-zag all across India from North to South between Kerala and Bhutan for holidays. The mercy of many editors combined with my enthusiasm to photography and (re)creative writing has filled up the pages of several glossy magazines, newspapers and books...read more