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Buddhist chanting of Ladakh: recitation of sacred Buddhist texts in the trans-Himalayan Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, India
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Language(s): Jap subtitles: Eng

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Ladakh
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In the monasteries and villages of the Ladakh region of India, Buddhist lamas (priests) chant sacred texts representing the spirit, philosophy and teachings of the Buddha. The monks wear ritual clothing and use hand gestures and various musical instruments while praying for the spiritual and moral well-being of the people, for purification and peace of mind, to appease the wrath of evil spirits or to invoke the blessing of various Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, deities and rinpoches. Acolytes learn under the rigorous supervision of senior monks.


on this subject: Nomination file / Dossier de candidature

Place/country: India,
Series: 2012 Inscriptions on the Representative List/Inscriptions 2012 sur la liste représentative
Type: Documentary
Duration: 00:10:05
Credits: Bappa Ray (director) Central Institute of Buddhist Studies (publisher)
Published in:2009

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