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Title: Origins of the Bumchu (bum chu) of Drakar Tashiding (brag dkar bkra shis sdings)
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Rigzin Ngodup
One Sentence Summary: This article traces the history of the Bumchu (bum chu, water vase) which is kept at Tashiding (bkra shis sdings) monastery in Sikkim.

Description: This article traces the history of the Bumchu (bum chu, water vase) which is kept at Tashiding (bkra shis sdings) monastery in Sikkim. The vase is said to have been used by Padmasambhava himself and people gather from all over the region for the opening of the vase every year on the night of the 14th day of the first month of the lunar calendar. The beginning of the article briefly summarizes the transmission of Buddhist teachings, particularly of the Nyingma (rnying ma) tradition, to Sikkim. (Ben Deitle 2006-02-16)

Publisher Place: Gangtok, Sikkim
Publisher: Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
Normalized publisher place: Gangtok, Sikkim
Publisher country: India
Publisher URL: http://www.tibetology.com/
Published Date: 2003-05
URL: http://www.thlib.org/static/reprints/bot/bot_2003_01_03.pdf
Subject: Nyingma (rnying ma)
Tashiding (bkra shi ldings)
Bumchu (bum chu) religious festival
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Religion -- Rituals and Ceremonies
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Tibet -- Bulletin of Tibetology -- 2003, vol. 39, no. 1
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Sikkim -- Bulletin of Tibetology -- Vol. 39, no. 1 (2003)
Cultural Coverage: Tibet
Sikkim
Temporal coverage: 8th century CE
14th century CE
15th century CE
16th century CE
17th century CE
20th century CE
21st century CE
Language: English
Source URL: www.tibetology.com/asp/Publications.htm
Source: Bulletin of Tibetology
Source Editor: Anna Balikci-Denjongpa
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 39
Source Number: 1
Source Page Numbers: 25-30
Frequency of publication: Semi-annually
ISBN/ISSN: 5251516

Means of availability: Articles are available in PDF format online within the Tibetan & Himalayan Library's bibliographic database.

Other Editions: An earlier version of this article was published in the Bulletin of Tibetology (1992, no. 3). The version in vol. 39, no. 2 is an expanded and corrected version of the earlier article.

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Resource Type: Article
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Date Of Record Creation: 2005-12-21 17:56:52
Date Record Checked: 2006-02-16
Date Last Modified: 2006-02-21 16:52:20
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