Tumúr Shiń Qulain Sejiń Bará

An ongon, or household god. He is a holy shaman of ancient times. People boil meat for him and in important cases sacrifice a goat. At marriage the bridegroom sacrifices a he-goat to this divinity, and a small pot of meal pudding as well as eight pots of tarasun, asking for health, happiness, prosperity, and children.


An image representing the shaman is placed inside a wheel. The wheel is made of birch; from the bottom hangs a bunch of hair taken from under the belly of a he-goat. The figure is metallic and represents the sacred shaman himself. The garment he wears is of red cloth, and is supposed to be a shuba or mantle. Two coral beads answer for eyes.



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