National Geographic : 1928 Nov
LAMAS ASSEMBLE TO BANISH DEMONS The retiring presiding priest paces up and down the central aisle of the courtyard as he leads the chanting preliminary totheceremony ofLeChon Chaker (see text, page 615). Four rows of lamas sit on strips of carpet at each side of the square. The orchestra isdivided, with five drums and ten pairs of cymbals on each side of the cleared space. The important lamas sit in the front rows.