Joba, a farmer, prepares to shoot an arrow.
Village men are happy and jump after the Latse ritual. One villager has an imported bow from the USA,
The Lamas enjoy comic performances after the Latse ritual.
Tenba Gyaltso is the Lama of Ati Gompa, Karmathang's local monastery. Here he gives blessings to the villagers after the Latse ritual.
Villagers set off firecrackers to celebrate the completion of the new latse.
People scatter wind horses after the Latse has been completed.
The Lama and his disciples purify the new Latse after the foundation has been built.
Arrows have been inserted into the Latse according to their length. The longest arrow should be the first and the shortest should be the last.
Village children tie woolen threads around the Latse Shokshang to stabilize it and the arrows. The Shokshang is the central pillar of the Latse. This Tibetan word can be directly translated as ‘life-wood’.
The bushes that are inserted into the Latse base are chosen according to a book that describes what kinds of bushes are needed for a Latse.
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