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Tibetan Custom
28
Dec

Dzi Bead

Dzi in Tibetan it means Prosperity, Holy and Super Bead. Its source is still unknown and lots of mythical story are related. In English people call it by name of Sky bead or sky pearl. Which is direct translation of Chinese word “Tian Zhu”. The Dzi is Profound manufacture of ancient jewels from Tibet, which...
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28
Dec

Handicraft

Tibetan knives Tibetan Handicrafts Tibetan Knives are traditional and well-known handicrafts with a peculiar style. they are indispensable in the life of herdsmen. Tibetans use them as the tools to defend, to slaughter livestock and to eat meat. Tibetans have a sense of security with knives because Tibetan look might and valiant with knives.Tibetan knives...
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28
Dec

Tibetan House

A folktale of “Dipper Brothers” is well known among the Tibetans: In the ancient time, one day seven brothers from the east cut trees, carried stones and built a giant building overnight to house the common people and to shelter them from the storm. Henceforth, the brothers were invited to the heaven Tibetan Houses to...
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26
Dec

Legend of King Gesar

An introduction King Gesar is a heroic epic created collectively by the Tibetans during the 11th to 13th century. As the beloved king of the ancient Tibetan kingdom of Ling, Gesar was believed to be the son of God of Heaven. Gesar and his followers bravely and resourcefully struggled against evil forces and conquered the...
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04
Dec

Funerial Services

In Tibet, the funeral services inherit the traditional custom including Stupa Burial, Cremation, Celestial Burial, water burial, earth burial. The funeral services must follow the rigid hierarchy of ranks, sharp demarcation. Which service should be taken also mainly depends on the divination from Lama. Stupa Burial Tibetan Funeral Services, This is a noble funeral service...
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02
Dec

Prayer Wheel

Tibetan people believe in Lamaism. The believers must recite or chant Buddhism scriptures very often. For illiterate people, what they can do is to turn prayer wheels, with scriptures inside. Turning the prayer wheel is equivalent to chanting some scriptures and it has become routine work for Tibetan people. A lot of Tibetans keep portable...
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02
Dec

Small Pagoda

Making small pagoda is a religious custom in Tibet. People firstly make a clay impression of a pagoda and bake it. The result is a pottery pagoda. The pagoda is of cone shape, and different sizes. Inside the pagoda, there are a small piece of paper written with spell, and a small amount of highland...
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02
Dec

Prostrating

On the roads to Lhasa, from time to time you can see Buddhists prostrating. They begin their journey from their home and keep on prostrating all the way to Lhasa. They wear hand pads (protective appliance on their hands), kneepads, and a protective leather upper outer garment. With dusts on their faces, with the innumerable...
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02
Dec

Khada

Presenting Khada is a kind of very common courtesy. Khada is a long piece of silk used as a greeting gift. In Tibet, it is a custom to present Khada to the guests in the occasion of wedding and funeral. It is also common when people visit senior people, worship Buddha statues, and bid farewell...
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