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  • Sangadzhi Kononov, About Gal Tyalgn 

    Kovaeva, Bair; Churyumov, Anton (2016-12-25)
    Sangadzhi says that gal tyalgn is the most widespread ritual in Kalmykia performed during important events in the lives of the Kalmyks. It is performed during weddings when a bride leaves her paternal house for that of her ...
  • Larisa Shoglyaeva, About the Ritual of Worshipping the Masters of Water 

    Churyumov, Anton; Okonova, Altana; Babaev, Andrei (2017-02-04)
    This ritual is carried out near water sources early in the morning during Ur Sar. Its purpose is to bring rain, success and luck. Offerings to deities include the milk of a white goat, a bouquet of flowers, candles, incense, ...
  • Larisa Shoglyaeva, About Rain-Making Rituals 

    Churyumov, Anton; Okonova, Altana; Babaev, Andrei (2017-02-04)
    This particular ritual is performed in Dzhidzhatn, a holy place where a famous monk was buried. Many people go there to leave hii mor' flags and ribbons with the colours of their clans, to worship and offer omskul (white, ...
  • Larisa Shoglyaeva, About Clan Rituals and the Hill of Kermen Tolga 

    Churyumov, Anton; Okonova, Altana; Babaev, Andrei (2017-02-04)
    Larisa talks about the ritual of gal tyalgn that was performed on a hill called Ova Kermen in the village of Orgakin in Iki-Burul'sky rayon of Kalmykia. The hill was named after a girl called Kermen who was buried there. ...

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