Sacrificial ceremony to Genghis Khan
The Genghis Khan mausoleum, located in Erdos City of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, is a consecrate place to sacrifice the historical extraordinary personality Genghis Khan.
Area: Inner Mongolia Serial
Declarer: Ordos, Inner Mongolia autonomous region
The Genghis Khan mausoleum, located in Ordos of Inner Mongolia autonomous region, is a consecrate place of sacrifice in honor of the extraordinary personality Genghis Khan. After his death in 1227, Genghis Khan was buried in secret in accordance with local customs. In order to commemorate this most outstanding leader, the “Eight White House” (white Yurt) was built as the Genghis Khan mausoleum on the tableland of the north desert. The site collected the relics of Genghis Khan and placed them into his coffin.
Held once a year, the ceremony mainly embodies the Mongolian worship to their ancestor and hero, Genghis Khan. The ceremony has various forms, such as offering animals and lighting fires. There are some special precious sacrificial utensils, which represent the Mongolian love of nature and animals.
The Sacrificial Ceremony to Genghis Khan unites Mongolian national sentiments, and testifies the eternity of their cultures. Protecting the ceremony has vital significance in maintaining Mongolia’s unique culture.
The ceremony mainly embodies the Mongolian worship to their ancestor and hero, Genghis Khan. The ceremony has various forms, such as offer animals and setting fire.