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Shawa is a village in Lower Dir District, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, on the road between Chakdara and Asbanr. The village is 5 km away from Chakdara city, which is located near Churchill Piquet on the banks of the Swat River. Its population is about 10,000 and consists of primarily Pashtun people speaking the Pashto language. Shawa village consists of different mohalas, like Darbar, Bur Palau, Manz Palau, Koz Palau, Shamlai, Koza Sha, Sero and Kaga Wala.

  • also known as Shawa, Pakistan
  • part of Pakistan

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Google previewLoco; a Technical Magazine (1912)

shawa is a thriving manufacturing town, 34 miles east of Toronto and within four miles of Lake Ontario. The centre of the town lies in a hollow in what it is said was formerly a cedar swamp. While excavating for a catch basin, a row of logs side ...

Google previewThe Psalms of Lament in Mark's Passion (2007)

Jesus' Davidic Suffering by Stephen Ahearne-Kroll

The term gezera shawa means finding the meaning of a word or phrase by verbal analogy or appealing to another text to clarify the meaning of the text at hand. See Chester, "Citing the Old Testament," 143; see also Harold W. Attridge, The ...

Google previewThe Hedaya, Or Guide (1870)

A Commentary on the Mussulman Laws by ʻAlī ibn Abī Bakr Marghīnānī

with it ; because the term Shawa means the meat of the stew, and is therefore to be construed in its literal meaning, unless where the swearer may have intended by the word Shawa to express and include the above-mentioned articles also, ...

Google previewAlkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World: Africa (2001)

by Alan Robert Woolley

Shawa is a 6 km diameter, nearly circular plug of serpentinized dunite which is partly enclosed by arcuate bodies of ijolite and with a central ring of carbonatite. The complex has been intruded into Archaean granite gneisses, which are ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture (2009)

by Jonathan Bloom, Sheila S. Blair

Abdur Rahman Gulgee, Ismail Naqsh, Jamil Parvez, Ahmed Sadequain Shemza, Anwar Jalal Palestine Boullata, Kamal Shawa, Leila Sudan Salahi, Ibrahim elSyria Moudarres, Fateh Turkey Ahmet Ali Association ofOttoman Painters Berk, ...

Google previewThe Klamath Indians of Southwestern Oregon: Dictionary: Klamath-English; English-Klamath (1890)

by Albert Samuel Gatschet

shawa~ linéash, Mod. shitchlip; hostile w., shishokish. w a r t ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Pathan Tribes on the North-west Frontier of India (1899)

Adinzai (3,C00; Uch, Shawa, and Bamora valleys). — A division of Khwazazai, Akozai — Yusufzai Swatis. Headman ; Nasrullah Khan of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Choctaw Language (1915)

by Cyrus Byington, John Reed Swanton, Henry Sale Halbert

shawa, pi., to carry; tohaul; to convey; to bear; todrag; to carry young; alla inshali, Matt. 1: 18; to conceive, 1 Sam. 2: 21; shot, cont.; shanli, nasal form, shahanli, freq. form, as shat anya, to take along; to carry along; shat anta, ...

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Jakar tshechu, Shawa Shachhi, atsara

Jakar tshechu, Shawa Shachhi, the dance of the Stag and the Hunting Dogs, atsara (clown)

A tshechu (or tsechu) is an annual religious Bhutanese festival held in each district or dzongkhag of Bhutan on the tenth day of a month of the lunar Tibetan calendar. Tsechus are religious festivals, but also large social gatherings, which perform the function of social bonding among people of remote and spread-out villages. Large markets also congregate at the fair locations, leading to brisk commerce.

The focal point of the tshechus are Cham dances. These costumed, masked dances typically are moral vignettes, or based on incidents from the life of the 9th century teacher Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) and other saints.

Padmasambhava, the great scholar, visited Tibet and Bhutan in the 8th century and 9th century. He used to convert opponents of Buddhism by performing rites, reciting mantras and finally performing a dance of subjugation to conquer local spirits and gods. He visited Bhutan to aid the dying king Sindhu Raja. Padmasambhava performed a series of such dances in the Bumthang Valley to restore the health of the king. The grateful king helped spread Buddhism in Bhutan. Padmasambhava organized the first tshechu in Bumthang, where the eight manifestations of Padmasambhava were presented through eight forms of dances. These became the Cham dances depicting the glory of Padmasambhava.

Most tshechus also feature the unfurling of a thongdrel (or thangka) - a large tapestry typically depicting a seated Padmasambhava surrounded by holy beings, the mere viewing of which is said to cleanse the viewer of sin. The thongdrel is raised before dawn and rolled down by morning.


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