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Dordzhi Nandyshev, About snakes


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Terbish, Baasanjav 

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Dordzhi says that in the past the Cheerya Temple had a basement where lived a huge snake that the monks fed with meat during celebrations. Later in Soviet times people also witnessed huge snakes crawling on the steppe. There is a belief that spiritual masters of nature appear in the form of a snake.

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Snakes

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Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge

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Sponsored by Arcadia Fund, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin