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  • Sanal Lidzhiev, Sayings 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Sanal recounts 6 Kalmyk sayings. (1) ‘A word can be overcome with another word/ A cow can be slaughtered with an axe’. This saying teaches people about the importance of choosing words correctly. (2) ‘(If you need to talk, ...
  • Yuriy Sangadzhiev, About Altars 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    In this video Yuriy explains the altar in his yurt-museum in Elista. This is his story: Every yurt has an altar where people put candles (zul), statues of gods such as Buddha Shakyamuni, Green Tara, etc. Green Tara helps ...
  • Viktoria Mukobenova, Two Amulets 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Viktoria relays a story about two amulets called mird. She says that in the past Kalmyk households kept mird amulets. When men left for war their family members would put a mird amulet around their neck as protection. It ...
  • Viktoria Mukobenova, Gandzhur and Dandzhur in Chilgir 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Viktoria relays a story about Gandzhur and Dandzhur texts that were kept in a temple in Chilgir. She says that the ancestors of the people who live today in Tsatkhl used to move from one place to another. At one point in ...

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