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A Monastery in TimeThe Making of Mongolian Buddhism$
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Caroline Humphrey and Hurelbaatar Ujeed

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226031873

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.001.0001

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The Afterlife of the 8th Mergen Gegen

The Afterlife of the 8th Mergen Gegen

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(p.223) Six The Afterlife of the 8th Mergen Gegen
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A Monastery in Time
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Caroline Humphrey

Hürelbaatar Ujeed

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226032061.003.0007

This chapter focuses on the 8th Mergen Gegen, particularly ideas concerning his transformation from a dead person into several different objects of worship, one of which was attributed with deadly power. It begins by discussing the great lama's life and times. It also considers the narratives about other people in the violent period through which he lived.

Keywords:   lamas, Buddhism, Buddhist monks, object of worship, Mongolia

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