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Lurol Festival, Tongren

Sang (an incense of juniper mixed with flour) is sprinkled on to the offerings. Everything, from food to clothing, is sacrificed on a pyre. In accordance to Bon tradition there would originally have been a blood sacrifice too. However, the Lurol festival has had to be tamed since it's recent resurgence following banishment during the Cultural Revolution.

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Sang (an incense of juniper mixed with flour) is sprinkled on to the offerings. Everything, from food to clothing, is sacrificed on a pyre. In accordance to Bon tradition there would originally have been a blood sacrifice too. However, the Lurol festival has had to be tamed since it's recent resurgence following banishment during the Cultural Revolution.

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Information has been edited: It is 'sang', not salt, which is beng sprinkled onto the pyre. Apologies for the initial typo'.

  doss Jan 19, 2013 2:29 AM

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