Altar with Tormas and butter lamps for Dumje festival

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Altar with Tormas and butter lamps for Dumje festival
Fürer-Haimendorf, Christoph von, 1909-1995 ( Photographer )
Furer-Haimendorf, Christoph von, 1909-1995 ( contributor )
Haimendorf, Christoph Von Fürer- (1909-1995); anthropologist ( contributor )
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Photographic film: 35 mm B&W negative, Ilford : Fine Grain FP3 Panchromatic ( medium )


Subjects / Keywords:
Dumje festival
Sanga Dorje, Lama -- Anniversaries, etc.
Festivals ( lcsh )
Vajradhara (Buddhist deity) -- Reincarnations ( lcsh )
Buddhist altars ( lcsh )
Lamps ( lcsh )
Butter lamps
Cakes ( lcsh )
दुम्जे उत्सव
वज्रधार (बौद्ध देवता) -- पुनर्जन्म
बौद्ध वेदियों
मक्खन दीपक
एशिया -- नेपाल -- पूर्वाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र --सगरमाथा अञ्चल -- खुम्जुङ
एशिया -- नेपाल -- पुर्वांचल विकास क्षेत्र -- सगरमाथा अंचल -- खुम्जुङ
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- Nepal -- Sagarmatha Zone -- Eastern Development Region -- Solukhumbu District -- Khumjung
27.816667 x 86.716667


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Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf (1909-1995) was born and educated in Vienna, gaining a PhD in anthropology from the University of Vienna in 1931. A grant from the Rockefeller Foundation enabled him to study at the London School of Economics, under the anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski. In 1936, he went to the Naga Hills in northeast India for his first fieldwork; over the next four decades, he worked extensively in south & central India, northeast India and Nepal. In 1950 he was appointed Professor of Anthropology at SOAS, where he established the Department of Anthropology. During his career, he published seventeen books, most of them ethnographies of tribal cultures. He was President of the Royal Anthropological Institute (1975-77) and a pioneer in the field of visual anthropology.
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Original Container: BW Negatives Box VI
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Dumje is the celebration of the anniversary of the death of the Sherpa patron saint Lama Sanga Dorje and the great festival of the village temple. Lama Sanga Dorje was the sixth reincarnation of the Vajradhara (वज्रधार), the Buddhist deity, known as Dorje Chang (རྡོ་རྗེ་འཆང།) in Tibetan.
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Haimendorf's reference: 419_6A-7_Khumjung, torma, funer
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Tormas are sacrificial cakes made of tsampa dough, itself comprised of butter and rice flour. Tormas are given the shapes of deities or other forms specific to their purpose, and, are used in tantric rituals and Buddhist offerings.
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BW Negatives Box VI
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Funded in the United Kingdom by JISC
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SOAS name authority for "Haimendorf, Christoph Von Fürer- (1909-1995); anthropologist" is GB/NNAF/P146323.
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VIAF (name authority) : Fürer-Haimendorf, Christoph von, 1909-1995 : record number 109123273

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SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
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© The Estate of Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf. The Estate is currently (2015) represented by Nicholas Haimendorf, son of Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf. ----- Creative Commons (by-nc-nd). -- This image may be used in accord with Creative Commons license Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs.
Resource Identifier:
PP MS 19/6/SHER/0540 ( SOAS manuscript number )
419_6A-7_Khumjung, torma, funer ( Haimendorf reference )