The Spider, the Piglet and the vital Principle: A popular Ritual for Restoring the sRog

Dorji, Tandin

In: The Spider and the Piglet: Proceedings of the First Seminar on Bhutan Studies. Centre for Bhutan Studies, Thimphu 2004, pp. 598-607 . ISBN 99936-14-19-X

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Abstract

The essay presents an overview of a non-Buddhist ritual conducted to restore the vital principal or the life force of a sick person in the village of Trashi Tokha in Western Bhutan. The paper also attempts to discuss the concept of srog and bla as well as the symbolic presence of the spider, the pig and the birds in the ritual.

Document type: Book Section
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 3 January 2013
ISBN: 99936-14-19-X
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Customs, etiquette, folklore
Controlled Subjects: Bhutan <West>, Heilung, Ritual
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heilungsritual, Western Bhutan , Healing , Ritual
Subject (classification): Anthropology
Countries/Regions: Bhutan