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  • Batyr Elistaev, About Rituals to Appease Local Deities 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Lama Batyr talks about how people in his village of Orgakin perform various rituals to appease local deities. He describes three such rituals. (1) He says that our world consists of five elements: earth, water, air, fire, ...
  • Olzyata Badmaeva, Ur Sar 

    Churyumova, Elvira; Seleeva, Tsagan (2015-05-23)
    Olzyata says that during Ur Sar people pray to gods and ask for various things, including happiness and prosperity for themselves and their relatives, forgiveness if someone committed a sin, health, peace on earth etc. ...
  • Maria Kamandzhaeva, How to Celebrate Ur Sar 

    Churyumov, Anton (2016-09-21)
    Maria says that historically the Kalmyks celebrated Ur Sar at the end of May or at the beginning of June, a time when spring ends and summer begins. It is also when livestock multiplies. In Kalmyk the word ur has two ...
  • Larisa Shoglyaeva, About Ur Sar and Tsagan Sar 

    Churyumov, Anton; Okonova, Altana; Babaev, Andrei (2017-02-03)
    Ur Sar is celebrated as follows. People come to the local Orgakinskiy temple in groups. All in all, there are 7 clans in that place. These clans come to the temple one by one on designated days to celebrate the holiday. ...

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