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  • Vladimir Boldyrev, About Funerals 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2018-07-22)
    In this video Vladimir talks about the funerary ritual: After the removal of the deceased from the house, a fire should be made. It is forbidden to step over the fire, especially for women. In the olden days, Kalmyks ...
  • Elza Badaeva, About Funerals in the Past 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2018-12-20)
    Elza says that Kalmyk funerals in the past were different. For example, women did not go to burial places, nor did children. It was only men who were allowed to. Seven days after the burial, people gathered, but Elza does ...
  • Dzhidzha Araeva, About Funerals 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2018-05-14)
    Dzhidzha talks about funerary rituals, her mother’s funeral and her dreams. This is her story: It is believed that after death, a person’s soul ends up in a pure world where there are no lies. By contrast, this world is ...
  • Boris Dochkaev, Tachal 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2018-07-18)
    Tachal refers to a state when the deceased misses his/her living relatives and develops attachment. In order to prevent tachal, people consult with lamas as to how to bury the deceased correctly – i.e. when to take the ...

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