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  • 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 ...
  • Tatyana Boskhomdzhieva, Bu 

    Terbish, Baasanjav; Churyumova, Elvira (2018-03-31)
    Tatyana talks about the purpose of talismans called bu. She shows a talisman and says that people hang such talismans over the entrance to their houses as protection from jealous tongues and accidents. The talisman that ...

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