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

  • KHUSHOOR Mongolian “khuushuup”) - Popular Buryat-Mongolian dish of meat and dough, similar to pasties, but, as a rule, somewhat smaller. Meat (beef or ...
  • TSAM (from Mongolian, Tib. Cham, Bur. Himself) - a solemn religious service performed annually in the open air in the Buddhist monasteries (datsans)...
  • KHURAL worship/service in Buddhism
  • KHUVARAK a person who wants to become a monk, usually a teenager studying in a monastery and serving senior lamas.
  • SHARBIN Buryat tortillas with minced mutton.