Alexandr Tarancheev, about a temple and monks
Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge
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Terbish, B. (2019). Alexandr Tarancheev, about a temple and monks [Video file]. https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.44681
Alexandr talks about a temple in the village of Godzhur: The temple in the village of Godzhur was destroyed around 1932. According to a man called Mutl, there were about 70 monks in that temple. After the deportation of the Kalmyks, the building housed a branch of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. In Soviet times scientists studied the soil in that area and set up a children’s camp there. I still remember some old monks, including Batr Garya. Monks were highly educated back then. Their mantras were powerful. Today’s monks, in contrast, do not go through such a vigorous training.
Temple, village, Godzhur
Sponsored by Arcadia Fund, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin
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