Mongolia

On occasion of Oriental’s festival, there will be Torino’s Cultural Association Mongolia and Italia which will have the task to coordinate the space dedicated to this country in order to show its cultural, traditional and folkloristic aspects .

Beside the association, there will be the Mongolia’s Honorary Consul in Italy, Mr. Lamberto Guerrer.

Here, the activities proposed for the visitors:

The GHER will be prepared at our stand.
The Mongolian GHER is the traditional tent of nomadic people. It has a circular form, demountable and rebuildable in a couple of hours. It is composted by wooden structure with two central poles bearing a wooden circle placed up on the center. By the center, the poles bearing the roof are linked as radiuses. Everything is covered by one or more felt layers (according the season) realized by a particular wool’s handwork. A cotton white canvas or with colored needle works one covers everything and Mongolian GHER assumes its white color visible from afar in the extensive grasslands of Mongolia. By the cosmological vision of Mongolian tradition, the door is always turned to south and the inner place is generally divided in three parts: by the door, on left the men’s place, on right the women’s one and toward north, along the wall, the place reserved to distinguished guests, old people and the little Buddhist altars.

There will be a photographic exhibition, dolls’ exhibition. These dolls are realized by Mongolian artists and are dressed with valued silk clothes decorated by silver and gemstones. These particular clothes make the dolls representatives of different ethnic groups that are present in Mongolia, exclusive exemplars.

Our members, Mongolian students will be present, dressed with DEEL, characteristic Mongolian clothes. The Deel is the traditional dressing that, for many centuries, the Mongolians and the other nomadic tribe of central Asia usually wore. The Deel can be made with cotton, silk or brocade. It appears like a kaftan or an old tunic. Mongoli

Inside our Directive Council participates Dr. Bagliani Carlo who will exhibit a relation about Traditional Mongolian Medicine. The Traditional Mongolian Medicine, initially sciamanistic, develops so important in the XII° century by organization of Mongolian nation thank to chief Gengis Khan and the conquest of lands constituting the empire. By the conquered and submitted people, the rulers Mongolians deepen art of medicine in its various expressions. In the old capital KharKhorin all mode of care and “to health” were practiced, with a single bond about quality checks by authorities chosen.

After a period of obscurantism, from 1939 and under the communist domination, the activity was taken back more freely after 1990. In this date, the Monastery Manda Datsan in Ulaan Baatar was reopened under the guidance of KHAMBA LAMA Dr. Damdinsuren Natsagdorj, became Rector of Academy Otoch Manramba of Traditional Mongolian Medicine.
Very similar to Traditional Tibetan Medicine, the Mongolian one promotes lifestyles sober and uses minerals and plant compounds for treatment, in addition to the psychotherapy through meditation and repetition of mantras.

We invited to participate in the event KHAMBA LAMA Damdinsuren Natsagdorj (Ulaan Baatar’s religious personality, Prior of the Monastery Manda Datsan, Rector of University Otoch Manramba of Traditional Mongolian Medicine and collaborator with traditional medicine’s centers in London, Boston, Moscow, Barcelona, Rostock), President of Traditional Himalayan Medicine’s Association. Will be organize 3 meetings in the afternoon: the firth about “The Story of Traditional Mongolian Medicine”, the second about “Buddhist Medicine and Meditation”; the third about “Astrology’s Principles”. In the morning Khamba Lama will attend at the stand to communicate with the visitors.