The second post!
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Look at these photos!
In these two photos you can see the Tunkinsky goltsy again but the main thing is one of the sacred peaks of our mountains - The Altan Mundarga! That's a buryat name, in English it sounds like The Golden Peak. Unfortunately, I don't know a true story of this name and any folklore stories which are related to the Altan Mundarga. But, be sure, I will ask my relatives and look for more information.
You can notice that I have marked the Altan Mundarga in the photo. Some geographic information: The height is 3156 meters. It is the second peak after The Mon Uula(Munku Sardyk). (That's all that I have found on the Internet).
Of course the amazing beauty of
#Nature goes without saying). Now you are looking at photos that were taken in April this year. There are no green colors but in summer it looks much better! I will post some photos of the summer mountains when summer will come. Oh, and I'm sure that you have seen the snowy mountains in summer on the cover of the address. It happens every summer and snowfalls aren't something supernatural at these places. A climate in the mountains is very hard when snowfalls happen people who are in the mountains at this moment are in a zone of risk because the cold winds, snow and a sub-zero temperature can kill people who don't have warm clothes and can't make a fire.
We believe that the Altan Mundarga is a homeplace of our mountain Gods. We are really venerating them. When people are in the mountains they are not allowed to say something bad about Gods or spirits of these places because God's punishment is coming very soon. So, we never say that we are stronger than the mountains, we never say that it is easy to climb the peaks. And we never conquer the mountains because people are just small creatures which don't have a power. Also we have special rites of worship. There are different ways of worship or paying respect. The first one is "press "F" to pay respect", just kidding). To be serious, we go to people who can do these rites, we call them just "taabay", it means an old man because all of these people are old. So we buy different kinds of food like milk, a vodka, cookies, candies, etc. And we don't use meat because it is a meat of dead creatures.
The second way - we go to a lama(Buddhist monk) and he does the rite. We also bring different kinds of food. And milk is the most important thing in all our rites. We do nothing without milk.
And some people do this rite by themselves if they can. It is not forbidden, but you should know how to do it because if you make a mistake you will be punished by Gods.
So, now you know a small part of our
It seems to me that I have told you everything that I knew! )