London, August 2020
Many of us say “bless you” if someone sneezes, but in Mongolia they are more effusive: бурхан оршоо бутын чинээ сахал урга (bless you and may your moustache grow like brushwood).
And it’s time for some music today, with a moustache-less blessing:
May Burkhan Khaldun Bless You – a sacred mountain, revered by Genghis Khan.
“I went up Mount Burkhan,
Though I was frightened and ran like an insect,
I was shielded by Mount Burkhan Khaldun,
I will honor Burkhan Khaldun with sacrifices every morning and pray to it every day: my children and my children’s children shall be mindful of this”
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 26 February 2022
Posted as part of Becky’s SquareOdds