These are the chants that are performed to the sacred image, they are chants in the natural language of the Incas, QUECHUA.
Holy Week in Cusco begins with an activity of utmost importance which is the Procession of the Lord of the Tremors or as the people of Cusco affectionately know him: THE TAYTACHA OF THE TREMORS
It was an earthquake that originated the procession of the Lord of the Tremors, on March 31, 1650 at hours: 02 pm an earthquake that devastated the city of Cusco was unleashed.
The chronicler Diego de Esquivel y Navia, II Marques of San Lorenzo de Valle Umbroso, wrote in his memories
“Chronological news of the great city of Cuzco:
“IT WAS SO HORRIBLE THAT IN THIS SPACE OF TIME THE STREETS, HOUSES, TEMPLES WERE DESTROYED.”
The 17th CENTURY CANVAS THAT GRAPHED THE TELURIC MOVEMENT
This canvas has its origin in a legend because so far it is unknown who was the author of this work.
we will soon be able to enjoy the legend:
Thursday, March 31, 1650, at half past one o’clock, after midday, there came upon this city an earthquake
the city an earthquake, which lasted for the space of three creeds, with such force and violence that it collapsed temples, convents and houses of violence that it collapsed temples, convents and houses of almost all the city, having been followed in all afternoon and the whole afternoon and night four hundred tremors followed, and for the whole of that year of 1600, interpolated and night four hundred tremors followed in the afternoon and night, and for the whole of that year of 1600. caused great fear and tribulation in the neighbors of this city. If the Sovereign Queen and Lady of Remedies with her Sovereign Son, who placed him at the doors of the church for three days.
the doors of the Church for three days, with which the rigor of her justice was lessened; and for the perpetual remembrance of this fatality, her procession is for perpetual remembrance of this fatality is taken out on March 31 its procession to Memory of the event, of the ruin that happened in this city. And D. Alonso Cortés de Monroy, natural of the Reynos de Trujillo, ordered to pine this linen cloth for perpetual memory of the event that took place in the city.
The oral tradition presents the possible origin of the sacred image and how it arrived to the city of Cusco:
It is said that the King of Spain to see that in the city of Cusco was almost impossible to establish the Catholic religion because the Indians who inhabited Cusco still believed in their ancient gods, decided to send two Christs which were destined to the city of Cusco, He sent them in ships it is said that in the middle of the trip when they were at sea a storm broke out that was about to sink the ship where these Christs were destined to the city of Cusco, they decided to take one of them and tied him to the bow of the ship and so the storm ceased as a result of this miracle one of the Christs was known as the LORD OF THE STORMS.
They arrived in Lima and a retinue was waiting for them to be taken this time by land to the city of Cusco on the way they passed through the town of Mollepata where they were greeted with music, dance and food, once they tried to resume their way to Cusco a storm broke out, the people of MOLLEPATA took this as a complaint of the Christ who wanted to stay in the town and so he stayed and adopted the name of LORD OF EXALTATION OF MOLLEPATA, they continued on their way this time with only one Christ but the news of the miracle spread the word and in the town of anta they waited for the last Christ and he also stayed in anta.
The committee worried about not knowing what to do since those two Christs were for Cusco, took the decision to send to cofeccionar a Christ for Cusco and was an indigenous artist who was in charge of the fabrication.
THE ÑUJCHU AND THE TAYTACHA
There is a close relationship between the ñujchu and the TAYTACHA, it is a sacred flower chosen by the Incas, there are colonial paintings with Inca princesses that show the Ñujchu as something sacred within the iconography.
Why is the ñujchu chosen for the TAYTACHA?
This flower is the alliance of the times that unites the past with the present, this wild flower fills the crown of our TAYTACHA TEMBLORES.
This flower was used in the Inca times for the religious rites performed to huacas, paqarinas, cochas.
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