Viktor Sandzhiev, about three monks from my clan
Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge
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Terbish, B. (2019). Viktor Sandzhiev, about three monks from my clan [Video file]. https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.44624
Victor talks about three monks from the clan of Asmud, namely Badi, Modla and Tavka. Badi was a wandering monk who walked between the villages of Godzhur, Yergeninskiy, Obilnoe and Ketchenery where he was always welcome. He carried with him monastic implements with which he read prayers. He also cured sick children. He wore traditional clothes and covered himself with a cloak. A bone-setter, Modla cured both people and animals. Before his death Tavka predicted that the Kalmyks would be sent into exile. He gathered the local people and told them to sell their livestock, buy gold and bury it in a secret place. A month after his death, in December 1943 all Kalmyks were sent into exile to Siberia. When Kalmyks returned to their homeland after exile, those who knew the whereabouts of the buried coins had long been dead.
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This record's DOI: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.44624