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Mongolian Traditional Practices of Worshipping the Sacred Sites

Language: English

According to ancient shamanism, the Mongolian practices of worshipping sacred sites are based on the belief in invisible deities of the natural surroundings. The practice builds a sense of community and raises awareness about the interdependence of human beings and the environment. During the communist regime in Mongolia, the worship of sacred sites was banned, threatening its viability. Communities have been actively reviving the tradition, but several challenges remain, including globalization, urbanization and a drastic reduction in the number of practitioners and masters.

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Place/region: Mongolia, Asia and the Pacific
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Radio programme
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Author: Ayush Duurenjargal Published in:
Rights: Research and Information Center for sacred sites, Mongolia

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: HQFS-CLTICH-2017-USL-0087100013
Source ref.: DOC:0087100013; CAND:00871
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Research and Information Center for sacred sites, Mongolia