Agvan Eshey, About Gal Tyalgn
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Terbish, B., & Churyumova, E. (2018). Agvan Eshey, About Gal Tyalgn [Video file]. https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.23798
Lama Agvan Eshey say that rituals of worshipping fire (gal tyalgn) and making offerings to the spirits of water (usn tyaklgn) are popular in Kalmykia. People perform these rituals, which are conducted by a lama, on their clan’s land. In the past, Kalmyks were shamans (or worshippers of the sky). Despite the spread of Buddhism among them, Kalmyks continued to adhere to their old traditions. These two rituals are performed differently among different clans. Although animal sacrifice is against the teachings of Buddha, a compromise can be found during such rituals. During gal tyalgn the offerings to gods include the best of food. This ritual is performed in order to heal people and remove negative things. It also helps people unite, and symbolizes a bright beginning.
Rituals, fire ritual, Buddhism, shamans, sacrifice, offerings
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This record's DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.23798
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