The ancient religious mask dancing "Tsam" is one of the most significant religious rituals reflecting Buddhist teaching through correct images and essence. "Tsam" mask dancing is included in the art form called "Doigar" which depicts independent imagination, one of the ten kinds of wisdom according to ancient Indian philosophy.
It is a theatrical art performed by skilled dancers bearing the external appearance and characters of different holy figures and devils, animals or real people. This ceremony requires magnificently ornamented costumes. The "Tsam" dance ceremony was first introduced into Mongolia in the 8th century when the famous Indian Saint Lovon Badamjunai was invited to Mongolia to sanctify the construction of the first Tibetan temple Samya.
Category: Mask tradition / Rituals
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