DANSHIG NAADAM-KHUREE TSAM HELD FOR FOURTH YEAR
06 August 2018

DANSHIG NAADAM-KHUREE TSAM HELD FOR FOURTH YEAR

/MONTSAME/ Danshig Naadam-Khuree Tsam religious and cultural festival was held for the 4th time in Khui doloon khudag on August 4-5. The first Danshig Naadam was held in 1639 to celebrate the enthronement of 5-year-old Zanabazar, son of Gombodorj, as the first Bogd Jebtsundamba Khutuktu and the spiritual leader of Mongolian people. It was the start of today’s Danshig Naadam, Governor of the Capital City S.Batbold underlined at the opening ceremony. He added that the event not only preserves Mongolians' culture and tradition but also it is a history of Ulaanbatar city. "Since we revived the Danshig Naadam tradition in 2015, number of tourists come to Ulaanbaatar city increased drastically." "Buddhist religion has become a spiritual and unity symbol of the Mongolian people since the time of the first Bogd Jibtsundamba Khutukhtu. I am expressing my gratitude to believers, monasteries and Governor's Office of the Capital City for giving support to organize this historic festival which had been lost for dozens of years", said D.Choijamts, Khamba Lama of Gandantegchenling Monastery. During the Danshig Naadam, variety of religious rituals such as Mandala offering, worshipping ritual of Vajrapany Deity and Tsam Dance performance and traditional competitions among monks such as chanting masters and assistant chanting masters, debating on the Buddhist Logic and torma making took place. Moreover trotting horse show, wrestling, above five year old horse race, archery horsemen competition as well as tourism, religious and cultural exhibitions were presented. Lama of Gungaachoilin Monastery S.Boldbaatar led in the competition of unzad and golch lamas (chanting masters and assistant chanting masters) whereas lama of Jud Temple D.Baasanjargal won the competition of balinch lamas (torma making masters). Furthermore, in the wrestling competition, R.Purevdagva from Arkhangai aimag qualified Undefeated Giant title of Danshig Naadam. B.Batchimeg