Petr Chetyrev, about Jangar and Buddhism
Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge
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Terbish, B. (2019). Petr Chetyrev, about Jangar and Buddhism [Video file]. https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.44421
Petr talks about the power of the epos Jangar and Buddhism: When I was a child, our neighbour was an old man who knew many fairy tales, legends and Jangar. At least 500 years old, this epos is also known in Mongolia, Tuva, and Buryatia. Buddhism is as strong a religion as the epos Jangar, which can be discerned from the bodies of dead monks that defy decomposition. Itigilov’s body in Buryatia is one of them. I heard that when Kalmyks come to his temple, they are allowed to touch his body.
Sponsored by Arcadia Fund, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin
This record's DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.44421