These 5 people at first sight looked like ordinary Buryat men, but after they changed clothes to these bright costumes and began doing strange things it became clear – they are the very shamans of Buryatia…
This guy was a driver who brought the others to the sacred place, but he took part in the ceremony too.
After the “reincarnation” the shamans unpacked “the shaman’s kit” – bread, cookies, cheap candies, cigarettes, tea, vodka, milk and stuff like that. They also said that everybody can getÂ such a kit in any shop without any explanations.
They put bread, cookies, candies and tobacco on a big plate – as a gift to spirits…
… and left it all on a cliff.
After that they drew round the fire, circumambulated it, “fed” it with milk, vodka, tobacco and melted butter. They also spoke something very quietly.
Then the shamans threw their bowls on the cliff and cleaned them up.
They fired another fire and put there a few omuls – another gift to spirits.