Gwaye Da Tayegu: An initial ritual of the Samyaka Guthi (1980)

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For the Newars of Nepal, the gwaye da tayegu is a ritual announcement of a later, larger ceremony. This article discusses the rituals carried out in the gwaye da tayegu ceremony which took place on Magh 1, 2035 (January 15, 1979). The rituals served to announce the Samyaka ceremony, which was observed on Magh 1, 2036 (January 15, 1980). The present discussion of the rituals is based on the author's own field observations of the gwaye da tayegu and consultation with key informants who are in charge of the Samyaka ceremony. After describing the rituals, I discuss some of the key elements in relation to other features of religious and social life of Newar Buddhists.
Year: 1980
Language: English
In: Contributions to Nepalese Studies, Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies (CNAS), Tribhuvan University (TU), Kathmandu,Nepal. Volume 7, Number 1 & 2, December 1979/ June 1980 (Poush 2036/Asadh 2037): http://himalaya.socanth.cam.ac.uk/collections/journals/contributions/pdf/CNAS_07_0102_04.pdf. Digital Himalaya: http://www.digitalhimalaya.com/collections/journals/contributions/index.php?selection=7_7,

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