28 Facts About Tengrism


Tengrism is an ethnic and old state Turko-Mongolic religion originating in the Eurasian steppes, based on folk shamanism, animism and generally centered around the titular sky god Tengri.

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Tengrism has been advocated in intellectual circles of the Turkic nations of Central Asia and Russia since the dissolution of the Soviet Union during the 1990s.

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Tengrism is centered on the worship of the tngri, with Tengri being one of them.

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In modern Turkey and, partly, Kyrgyzstan, Tengrism is known as the or ; the Turkish gok and tanri correspond to the Mongolian and, respectively.

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Tengrism differs from contemporary Siberian shamanism in that it was a more organized religion.

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Unlike Siberian shamanism, which has no written tradition, Tengrism can be identified from Turkic and Mongolic historical texts like the Orkhon inscriptions, Secret History of the Mongols, and Altan Tobchi.

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Tengrism formed from the various Turkic and Mongolic folk religions, which had a diverse number of deities, spirits and gods.

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Tengrism was the religion of several medieval states, such as the Gokturk Khaganate, Western Turkic Khaganate, Old Great Bulgaria, Danube Bulgaria, Volga Bulgaria, and Eastern Tourkia Turkic beliefs contains the sacral book Irk Bitig from Uyghur Khaganate.

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Tengrism played a large role in the religion of Mongol Empires as the primary state spirituality.

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Tengrism was probably similar with the folk traditions of the Tungusic peoples, such as the Manchu folk religion.

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Traditional Tengrism was more embraced by the nomadic Turks than by those residing in the lower mountains or forests.

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Tengrism identifies the sun and the moon with Yesugei and Temujin.

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Tengrism says "I haven't become Lord thanks to my own bravery, but I have defeated my enemies thanks to the love of my father mighty Tengri".

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Tengrism gives Khorchi of the Baarin 30 wives because he promised Khorchi he would fulfill his request for 30 wives "if what you say comes true through the mercy and power of Tengri" .

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Revival of Tengrism has played a role in search for native spiritual roots and Pan-Turkism ideology since the 1990s, especially, in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, some autonomous republics of the Russian Federation, among the Crimean Karaites and Crimean Tatars.

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Tengrism has very few active adherents, but its revival of an ethnic religion reached a larger audience in intellectual circles.

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Tengrism based on the ideas of one of the first ideologists of pre-Islamic religion in the post-Soviet space, the Kyrgyz writer Choiun Omuraliyev alias Choiun uulu Omuraly, described in his book Tengrism .

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Ideology of de-Judaization and the revival of Tengrism is imbued with the works of the leaders of the Crimean Karaites and Krymchaks of Crimea, who traditionally professed forms of Judaism .

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Tengrism was an animistic all-encompassing system of belief that includes medicine, religion, a reverence of nature, and ancestor worship.

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Tengrism is centered on the worship of the Tengri and the sky deity Tengri .

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Tengrism controls the souls here, some of them waiting to be reborn again.

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Tengrism was assimilated into Mongolian Buddhism while surviving in purer forms only in far-northern Mongolia.

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Tengrism's nervously tore off the kerchief which bound her head and, contracted with convulsions, began snapping out short sharp phrases.

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Tengrism's had fainted, but it seemed to me that I noticed once a bright pupil of one of her eyes showing from under the closed lashes.

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Tengrism is based on personal relationship with the gods and spirits and personal experiences, which cannot be fixiated in writings; thus there can be no prophet, holy scripture, place of worship, clergy, dogma, rite and prayers.

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Turkic Tengrism further influenced parts of Sufism and Folk Islam, especially Alevism with Bektashi Order, whose affiliation to Islam became disputed in the late Ottoman period.

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In Hulegu's letter Tengrism takes the overarching, non-dogmatic role and contains Nestorianism as a compatible subset, in line with the religious pluralism practiced by the Mongols.

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Tengrism was a Tengriist whose Nestorian interests were of the Mongol, syncretic type.

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