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  • Olga Budzhalova, About Urs Sar 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2019-04-22)
    Olga says that in the past during Urs Sar people cut soil with grass on it and brought it home. One such piece was placed in the shed with cows and another on the stove or near the hearth inside the house. Monks sprinkled ...
  • Batyr Elistaev, about rituals to appease local deities 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2018-03-21)
    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, ...
  • Worship of Land, 2017 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2018-03-31)
    This video features a ritual of worshipping the land dedicated to the national holiday of Urs Sar in May 2017 which was performed by lamas at the sacred location of Single Poplar Tree situated near the village of Khar-Buluk. ...
  • Svetlana Batyreva, About Traditional Holidays 

    Terbish, Baasanjav (Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge, 2018-09-03)
    The tree that is put in the hearth was cut in June, in the month of the celebration of Urs Sar. Urs Sar is a time of prosperity, abundance, and continuation of life, when cattle graze on green pastures and there is a lot ...

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