Photograph 19. Lama on Horseback

"Oboo" Sacred Monuments in Hulun Buir: Their Narratives and Contemporary Worship

Photograph 19. Lama on Horseback

At the end of worship, the elder lama circumambulates around the oboo on horseback to propitiate the master spirits of the land (gazar-in ezen). The lama may circle around the cairn three, seven, nine, or twenty-one times.

Üitekhen Oboo worship, Buryat people. 

Shinekhen East "Sum," Evenki Autonomous Banner, June 2017