Mongolian religious history

Mongolia is a country of a unique symbiosis of various religions.
Mongolians traditionally having professed polytheistic religion remain remarkably
tolerant in regards to one’s faith and beliefs. Democratic principle

Mongolian New Year (Tsagaan sar)

Mongolian Lunar 🌙 New Year, Tsagaan sar is one of the two main celebrations of Mongolia 🇲🇳 (other one Naadam Festival). It is nomads celebration for successfully surpassing the harsh

Shamanism

Shamanism
Shamanism is the very first faith that existed before religion in ancient Mongolia. Nowadays some people still believe and worship this religion (Mongolians don’t consider Shamanism as a religion,

Largest religious library in Mongolia

Gandantegchinlen library is one of the biggest library in Mongolia. It was created in 1925 and is located next to Gandantegchinlen Monastery. The library contains around 50.000 rare books including

Prayer Wheel

You can see these prayer wheels everywhere in Buddhist monasteries and temples. Because this is one of the common equipment to pray. Also it has the sole mantra Um Mani

Tuvkhen Monastery

Tuvkhen Monastery  is one of Mongolia’s oldest Buddhist monasteries and located on the border of  Uvurkhangai province and Arkhangai province in central Mongolia. Tuvkhen Monastery was first established in 1648 by the

Horseback riding

Since the ancient times as illustrated on rock and cave paintings, horses were an inseparable part of Mongolian people and their lifestyle. The very first thing you have to know

Aryabal Meditation Temple

Ariyabal meditation temple is situated in Terelj National Park, 3 km from Turtle Rock. It is a Buddhist meditation temple built in 1810 but destroyed during the religious purge of the

Ancient Capital Karakorum

Kharkhorin  is a town and village center in Uvurkhangai province in Mongolia. The village population was 13,828 (1994), 13,964 (2000), and 13,496 (2003). The population of Kharkhorin town itself was 8,977 in 2003