Munqugshin Basagán

Munqugshin Basagán, Munqoden Basagán, and Boryúntēn Basagán are three virgin sisters through whom the people ask of the World White God, or Delquen Sagán Burkan, land, cattle, and all that is necessary for prosperity. They are represented as three little tin figures on blue cloth. When these are consecrated the ceremony is performed by a shaman. Three virgin ewes are offered, thirty pots of tarasun, and one big pot of meal pudding.



  • Curtin, Jeremiah. (1909). A Journey in Southern Siberia. Boston: Little, Brown, p. 120.