Dancing goddess of Buryat Buddhism

Dancing goddess of Buryat Buddhism

08.09.2013


cost per request
duration 7-8 hours
On the 2nd of May, 2005 Buddhists attained an  acheiropaeic image of the Buddhist goddess – Yanzhima. Her image was appeared on a big stone in Barguzinskaya taiga.  She blesses people and gives them esthetic knowledge and  exquisite mind.    Artists, poets, musicians worship Yanzhima, childless women ask her to bless them and give a baby.
Nowadays the place where the stone with the image of Yanzhima stands is a sacred place of Buryat Buddhism, people all over Russian come here to pray and get her bless.

The programme:
10:00  departure from Ust-Barguzin village, crossing the Barguzin river on ferry
11:00 stop near sacred scar Shamanka
12:00 arrival to Barguzinskiy Datsan. Walking to the stone of Yanzhima
14:00 lunch at a cafe in Ulun village
15:00 visiting Barguzin settlement – the centre of Barguzinskiy district
17:00 departure to Ust-Barguzin

The excursion is actual all year round


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Vocabulary

  • TANKA an icon in Tibetan art images, mostly of a religious nature, made glue paints or printed on silk or cotton fabric, pre-primed with a mixture of chalk ...
  • PETROGLYPHS images carved on stones and cliffs. May have very different subjects - ritual, memorial, land marking of interconnectivity with all possible
  • ARSHAN healing water (Buryat). This word comes from the Sanskrit "rashiani" - the nectar, the drink of the gods. Local people also call “ar...
  • OMUL endemic fish of Lake Baikal that belongs to whitefish class.
  • DUGAN Buddhist temple. A dugan (or sume) dedicated to specific deities. One DATSAN can include one or up to 15 temples-DUGANs.