Vocabulary

  • BOORKHAN Buddhist idol, an image of Saint; a sacred place where people come to pray and bring offerings like candies, rice, coins, pieces of cloth etc.
  • TSAM (from Mongolian, Tib. Cham, Bur. Himself) - a solemn religious service performed annually in the open air in the Buddhist monasteries (datsans)...
  • DZHAMSARAN (var: Zhamsaran) - pre-Buddhist Tibetan and Mongolian god of war. He was inducted into the pantheon of wrathful (or enraged) deities by...
  • BOOKHLER simple soup with a large piece of meat on the bone and potatoes ; very nutritional and extremely popular. Local people prefer to add salt and black pe...
  • GESER (Gesar, Geser Khan) - a character of Buryat-Mongolian mythology, as well as of a number of Turkic nations (Salar, yellow Uygurs, Tuva, Kaz...