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Friday, 3 October 2014
The Best Joke of an Atsara
I was reminded of the incident with an Atsara as I
was watching Thimphu tshechu live on TV.
Atsara the Bhutanese comedian during the tshechus
are famous for making people laugh and also make them feel awkward if they are
with their relatives by their lewd gestures and the thing that they carry with
them like a scepter.
Atsara with the scepter
It was during the Paro tshechu; I was with the
family, that day the tshechu was being conducted inside the dzong and there was
reemong (cymbal) on display which was
taken out from the depth of the sea by a terton
I always avoid the Atsara because they are so
gutsy behind the mask. While going to have a blessing from the reemong, Atsara was right there on the way
and there were not much crowd. He was in the process of wearing the mask. He hurried
up what he was doing and was ready to do what is expected of him. He came
towards us, to the displeasure of me and to the terror of my daughter. Luckily my
kids were small that time, to understand all the lewd gestures, that he may start making.
In order to distract him and to stop him from
making any lewd gestures in front of my family, I asked him for a photograph. He
posed besides my wife and he was passing lots of (lecherous) remarks. We received
wang (blessing) from his famous
handheld tool and the picture was taken.
Just as we were about to break off from there, the
Atsara made some violent move and his mask fell off. He was covering his face
with the hands and was saying “Ahhh!!! Jeda…” and ran away from our sight, after
picking up the mask. He uttered the word
that we feared he may utter and it was not beyond understanding of my kids. We had
a hearty laugh. That was the best joke the Atsara cracked together with his