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P & C December 1998
- Face Music / Albi

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Gongor - Tsagaan Makhagal - White Makhagal - White Patron

Gongor - Tsagaan Makhagal (white Makhagal) in the Mongolian language. He is a guard of religion (tshoijn sakhuis). He abolishes difficulties and makes people abundant in property and food. He is the protector of the world..

- White patron saint distributes well-being and eliminates poverty and misery.

There is also a second gongor appearing in yellow mask and with yellow dress (with the appropriate colour symbolism - see Namsrai).


  • - white mask, white costume (in colour symbolism white stands for goodness and peacefulness)
  • - grim facial expression of a "Wild God"
  • - Third Eye of Wisdom in the middle of the forehead
  • - crown with five jags and emblems in front of an aureole
  • - ripper teeth in wide-open jaws

- In one hand he holds the precious stone fulfilling wishes, and in the other one he holds a vessel with the drink giving immortality.

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P & C Face Music - Ulaanbaatar, September / October 1999 - Albi
English translation: Hermelinde Steiner