Worship of Land, 2017
Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge
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Terbish, B. (2018). Worship of Land, 2017 [Video file]. https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.42912
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. The ceremony was opened by Telo Tulku Rinpoche, after which the lamas from the Central Temple in Elista proceeded to chanting prayers. While the lamas were reading prayers, a fire was set alight to purify the land. The laity made circuits of the fire. The worship was concluded by a cultural programme where artists sang songs, played on the dombra and danced.
Urs Sar, worship, land, tree
Sponsored by Arcadia Fund, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin
This record's DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.42912