Tsechu festival, an important religious event in the calendar of Bhutan, marks the colourful side of Buddhism. As Buddhist monks take to the courtyard of the monasteries in vibrant robes wearing mythical masks, the whole of Bhutan is enlivened with equal enthusiasm.The festival spreads across days and leaves the valley reverberating the heady feeling of celebration.
This book is dedicated to the people of Paro, who boast of a lineage seeped in culture and tradition and help the Tsechu festival come alive every year.
Smaran Choudhury is an amateur photographer. He travels to destinations around the world to take pictures of vibrant culture and colorful lifestyle. Having started with Nikon F5 Camera using Kodak & Fuji transparencies, Nikon D2X and D3 are later additions to his equipment. Apple and Adobe are his choice in the digital darkroom. His other books are : * Kalaw : A Burmese Enigma * Ubud : Hindu Cremation * Oaxaca : Valley Of Gods * Siena : Hidden Beauties * Negara : Racing Bulls Of Mekepung * San Miguel : The Last Bastion * Dakha : Faces Of Bengal * Paro : Tsechu Festival