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Ceremonial Center of Keuruwitüa -  Photograph ©Juan Negrin 1986 - 2010
Ceremonial Center of Keuruwitüa - Photograph ©Juan Negrin 1986 - 2017

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The ceremonial center is the heart of Huichol Culture. This tukipa is one of three ceremonial centers corresponding to the Wixárika community of Tuapuri. The larger circular building dedicated to Our Grandfather (fire) is linked to smaller shrines dedicated to other primordial ancestors surrounding a patio. Selected pilgrimage members and their families gather here to carry out collective tasks, rituals and celebrations, under the supervision of the most important elder shamans.

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