Early Cultural History of Spiti

A shrine for the god Dungmarchen on the rooftop of a house, Kibbar.

A shrine for the god Dungmarchen on the rooftop of a house, Kibbar.

An issue of Flight of the Khyung  by John Vincent Bellezza on his site, Tibetan Archaeology, with lengthy and scholarly discussion of the early cultural history of the Spiti valley, in the Western Himalaya. Included are “an article on the indigenous priests and spirit-mediums of Spiti compiled from interviews with them” and one on “old residential architecture of Spiti.”

Follow the link to read; here is the table of contents:

1) A Review of the Early Cultural History of Spiti – Part Two

The root song of Spiti
The territorial deities of Spiti
The triumvirate of ancient ritual practitioners in Spiti
Non-Tibetan vocabulary in the dialect of Spiti
Conclusion

2) Interviews with Jowa, Luyar and Other Luminaries in Spiti

3) A Brief Report on the Oldest Residences of Spiti

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