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Title: Pilgrimage and Incest: The Case of Chorten Nyima (mchod rten nyi ma) on the Tibeto-Sikkimese Border
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Katia Buffetrille
One Sentence Summary: This article deals with a famous pilgrimage site, Chöten nyima (mchod rten nyi ma), near the border of Tibet and Sikkim known to purify misdeeds.

Description: This article deals with a famous pilgrimage site, Chöten nyima (mchod rten nyi ma), near the border of Tibet and Sikkim known to purify misdeeds, especially those of incest and parricide. The author reviews descriptions of the site from western literature, from oral accounts of Tibetans and Sherpas, and from Tibetan pilgrimage guides to the area. There is an extensive discussion of incest among ethnic Tibetans, covering issues such as perceptions of incest and its occurance within Tibetan society. (Ben Deitle 2006-02-10)

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: 2004-05
URL: http://www.thlib.org/static/reprints/bot/bot_2004_01_01.pdf
Subject: Pilgrimage
Chöten nyima (mchod rten nyi ma)
Incest
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Religion -- Region -- Bhutan
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Religion -- Pilgrimage
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Tibet -- Bulletin of Tibetology -- 2004, vol. 40, no. 1
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Sikkim -- Bulletin of Tibetology -- Vol. 40, no. 1 (2004)
Cultural Coverage: Nepal
Tibet
Sikkim
Language: English
Source URL: www.tibetology.com/asp/Publications.htm
Source: Bulletin of Tibetology
Source Editor: Anna Balikci-Denjongpa
Source Type: Journal
Source Volume: 40
Source Number: 1
Source Page Numbers: 5-38
Frequency of publication: Three times a year
ISBN/ISSN: 5251516

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Date Of Record Creation: 2005-12-21 17:56:52
Date Record Checked: 2006-02-10
Date Last Modified: 2006-02-13 00:17:18
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