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WHAT İS “OBOO” ?

Mountain spirits and other powerful gazriin ezen spirits are worshiped at special shrines called oboo, which are tall piles of rocks and tree branches. An oboo is roughly conical in shape, about 6-10 feet tall. When passing by an oboo travelers are required to walk around it three times and place a rock on it. In doing this not only is a person showing respect for the spirit, which would be the least required of him, but in symbolically by adding to the spirit’s power by adding the rock he is receiving windhorse and good luck for his journey. In order to get more windhorse (hiimori) and buyanhishig a person might also make and offering of liquor, milk, or butter. Sometimes car parts will be hung from the tree branches to assure that there will be no brakedowns.

 

 

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Oboo are also the sites of several ceremonies during the year that nearby families or clans would celebrate in honor of the local spirit as well as Father Heaven and Mother Earth and other shamanist spirits. During the celebration of the lunar New Year, or White Moon (Tsagaan Sar), an oboo is made of snow and offerings are made to Father Heaven. Nearby a fire is built that is not allowed to go out for a month; this fire is called Tengeriin oboo (oboo of Father Heaven). Oboos not only represent mountains, but by their upward pointing nature they also represent a point of closer contact between heaven and earth, just as a mountain top is considered to be closer to Tenger and therefore spiritually powerful.

Altai Mountains

Altai Mountains

In Mongolia and Siberia certain mountains and mountain ranges are considered especially sacred. One of the most famous is Burhan Haldun, which lies in the region where Chinggis Khaan was born. It has been sacred since prehistoric times, and burial sites for shamans dot it’s slopes. The Altai Mountains in Mongolia, Tuva, and southern Siberia are considered sacred, and the spirit of the Altai is known as Altai Aab (Father Altai). When shamans in the Altai region travel to visit the clan spirit, they may first travel to the ger of Altai Aab to pay respects. The Sayan Mountains on the border of Buryatia, Mongolia, and Tuva are home to several powerful spirits, and a special type of shaman, the hadaasha, performs rituals to honor these spirits. The thirty-three baatar of Bukhe Biligte Tenger in the Tunken Valley of the Sayan Mountains are an especially important family of spirits. The capital of Mongolia, Ulaan Baatar, was founded at it’s present site almost 400 years ago because of it’s location in a spiritually powerful spot. It lies in a circular valley surrounded by four holy mountains that are revered throughout Mongolia. The four mountains include the Bogd Uul (literally, “Holy Mountain”) to the south, Songino Hairhan to the west, Chinggeltei to the north, and Bayanzurh to the east. Of these, the southern and western mountains are especially interesting. The Bogd Uul is the home of the thunderbird Han garid, a huge bird that can cover the sun and moon with it’s wings and fly into outer space. Songino Hairhan is the home of the spirit of the shaman Songino, who is said to have lived at the time of the founding of Ulaan Baatar. The siting of this city in a circle among four holy mountains located in each of the four directions ensured it’s protections and blessings from all the spirits residing in such a spiritually powerful place.

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Ancestors-Ögbeler-Atalar ( Lyrics in Tuvan -Turkish-English )

Yenesei - Ene sai - Yenisey

Ögbeler

Enesajym Sajan Taŋdym

Erte shagdan churtum chüve

Erig khojug sygyt khöömej

Egüür shagdan yrym chüve

Kargyraanyŋ ögbeleri

Khaja dashche khuulza-daa

Kadyg setkil ujaradyr

Kargyraalaar tölder biste

Khöömej sygyt ögbeleri

Közhee dashtar aparza-daa

Khörek chürek khajymnaldyr

Khöömejleer tölder biste

Kargyraanyŋ ögbeleri

Khaja dashche khuulza-daa

Khöömej sygyt ögbeleri

Közhee dashtar aparza-daa

 

Atalar

Yeniseyim, Sayan Tandım!

Erken çağlardan yurdum ayakta!

Eriyip koyulaşıp sıgıt kömey,

Akar çağlardan türkülerim ayakta!

Kargıranın ataları

Kayaya taşa koyulsa da,

Üzüntüden uzak tutan

Kömeyler çoğalır bizle.

Kömey Sigit ataları

Köşe taşlarında aparsa da

Sandık yürekte kalırlar

Kömeyler dölverir bizle.

Kargıranın ataları

Kayaya taşa konulsa da,

Kömey Sigit ataları

Köşe taşlarında aparsa da.

 

 

Ancestors

My Yenesei, my Sayan, and my Tannu

are truly my ancient land.

Melted and thick sygyt and xoomej

are truly my ancient song.
Although the ancestors of kargyraa

morphed into petroglyphs

There are kargyraa-singing decendents with us

who cast away bad moods
Although the ancestors of xoomej and sygyt

became stone monuments

There are xoomej-singing decendents with us

who make the chest and heart boil
Although the ancestors of kargyraa

morphed into petroglyphs

Although the ancestors of xoomej and sygyt

became stone monuments


Huun- Huur-Tu Ancestors şarkı sözleri

Atalar
Yeniseyim, Sayan Tandım!
Erken çağlardan yurdum ayakta!
Eriyip koyulaşıp sıgıt kömey,
Akar çağlardan türkülerim ayakta!

Kargıranın ataları
Kayaya taşa koyulsa da,
Üzüntüden uzak tutan
Kömeyler çoğalır bizle.

Kömey Sigit ataları
Köşe taşlarında aparsa da
Sandık yürekte kalırlar
Kömeyler dölverir bizle.

Kargıranın ataları
Kayaya taşa konulsa da,
Kömey Sigit ataları
Köşe taşlarında aparsa da.

Ancestors
My Yenesei, my Sayan, and my Tannu
are truly my ancient land.
Melted and thick sygyt and xoomej
are truly my ancient song.

Although the ancestors of kargyraa
morphed into petroglyphs
There are kargyraa-singing decendents with us
who cast away bad moods

Although the ancestors of xoomej and sygyt
became stone monuments
There are xoomej-singing decendents with us
who make the chest and heart boil

Although the ancestors of kargyraa
morphed into petroglyphs
Although the ancestors of xoomej and sygyt
became stone monuments

Traslated by TyvaWiki

Yenesei  - Ene sai  -  Yenisey

Yenesei – Ene sai – Yenisey


Yenisey kelimesi sözkökü olarak Türkçedir. Yenisey kelimesi Eski Kırgız Türkçesinde “Ene-Say” şeklindedir. “ene”, ana, anne, esas, temel manasına gelirken “say” ise nehir yatağı, vadi manalarına gelmektedir. Tuva Türkleri ise Büyük Akarsu anlamında Ulug-hem demektedirler.