The Thakali (ethnic group): photo 13
Photo 13 of 29 in Gallery: The Thakali (ethnic group)
Image title: Torkam, a wooden cupboard
Torkam (टोरकम)—A wooden cupboard for worshipping God and keeping books, Gods idols, pitchers. Torkam is a Nepali word and can also be transliterated or spelled as followed: Torakama, Ṭorakama, Ṭorkam.
The text in Devanagari reads:
टोरकम - किताब, देउता, कलश आदि राख्ने र धुपबत्ति गर्नि दराज
ṭorakama - kitāba, deutā, kalaśa ādi rākhne ra dhupabatti garni darāja.
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
torakama - kitaba, deuta, kalasha [kalsha] adi rakhne ... daraja [daraj].
The Thakali people are an indigenous ethnic group from Nepal whose rise of power can be dated to the mid-19th century. The Thakalis originate from Thak Khola, north-west of Pokhara, western Nepal. Thy are primarily Buddhist practitioners. The Thakali language represents a branch of the Tibet-Barman family, related to languages such as Gurung and Magar.