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Mergen Ulanov, Why Did the Kalmyks Come to the Volga?

Terbish, Baasanjav;
  • Published: 09 Aug 2019
  • Publisher: Apollo - University of Cambridge Repository
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Mergen says that there are oral stories saying that the Kalmyks came to the Volga in search of Maitreya Buddha, based on a prophecy that this Buddha would come from the west. Given in Buddhist cosmology the paradise of Devachan is in the west, according to Mergen, this hypothesis is plausible.
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free text keywords: History, arrival, Volga, History, arrival, Volga
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