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Ugza means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: Mandala Texts: Zachye: The Gem of Woods

Ugza (འུག་རྫ་) or “owl burl” refers to one of the different types of zachye burl.—Based on accounts shared by Lam Kesang Chophel, the Secretary General for Bhutan’s Agency for Promotion of Indigenous Crafts, the Bhutanese traditional elders classify zachye burl into different types. Beside judging the quality of the burl based on the host tree, they are also commonly rated according to the types of patterns. The ugza (འུག་རྫ་) or owl burl is a burl which, when carved into utensils, show small, fine layers of patterns like the feather of an owl.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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