Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (CLAN RITUALS)

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Created: 2014-09-02 16:33
Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
Description: Although separated territorially from the rest of the Mongolian world, contemporary Kalmyks continue to practice customs common among other Mongolian groups, including various rituals that preserve and perpetuate kinship links. The main aim of clan rituals is to preserve and consolidate kinship groups not only by worshiping the clan or local deities, appeasing ancestors, and cleansing native land but also by engaging all clan or family members in the ritual. Clan rituals are often performed by inviting a Buddhist monk or a ritual specialist (medlgch) who reads mantras, prayers, and gives advice.
 

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Ritual of Offering to the Deities of Water

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Traditional customs that regulate everyday life and religious practices have had an important place in the spiritual culture of the Kalmyks. Among such customs are pre-Buddhist...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (CLAN RITUALS)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 22 Apr 2015


Gal Tyalgn at the Orgakin Temple

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This video begins with the abbot of the Orgakin Temple, Batyr Elistaev, reading prayers inside his temple. Afterwards, Batyr tells the laity about the ‘month of gal tyalgn’ when...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (CLAN RITUALS)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 27 May 2015


Gal Tyalgn, the Ritual of Offering to Protecting Spirits

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In this video the ritual of gal tyalgn is performed by the members of the Taltakhn clan in the village of Tsagan Nur, Kalmykia. A Buddhist monk is in charge of the whole ritual.

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (CLAN RITUALS)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sat 9 May 2015


Anna Sangadzhi-Goryaeva, Gal Tyalgn

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Anna says that gal tyalgn, or worship to fire, is a special ritual where a sheep is sacrificed. The following parts of a sheep are used at this ritual: a sheep’s head covered with...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (CLAN RITUALS)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Fri 21 Oct 2016


Anna Sangadzhi-Goryaeva, Worship of the Land

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This ritual is usually performed in the spring during Ur Sar, a time when grass appears and livestock breeds. Its purpose is to bring rain and success. This ritual is performed in...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (CLAN RITUALS)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Fri 21 Oct 2016


Larisa Shoglyaeva, About Clan Rituals and the Hill of Kermen Tolga

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Larisa talks about the ritual of gal tyalgn that was performed on a hill called Ova Kermen in the village of Orgakin in Iki-Burul'sky rayon of Kalmykia. The hill was named after a...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (CLAN RITUALS)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sat 4 Feb 2017


Larisa Shoglyaeva, About Rain-Making Rituals

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This particular ritual is performed in Dzhidzhatn, a holy place where a famous monk was buried. Many people go there to leave hii mor' flags and ribbons with the colours of their...

Collection: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Project (CLAN RITUALS)

Institution: Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sat 4 Feb 2017


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