Aobao worship ceremony held in Ordos, Inner Mongolia
Updated: 2016-09-04 10:46
By Liu Xuanyi(chinadaily.com.cn)
An Aobao worship ceremony, the grandest worship ritual in Mongolia, is held at Yike Aobao in the Kangbashi area of Ordos, North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, on September 3. [Photo by Liu Xuanyi/chinadaily.com.cn]
Before Tibetan Buddism making it way to Inner Mongolia, shamanism, an ancient religion which preaches everything in nature, dominates as the Mongolian national belief.
Aobao means "stone heap" in the Mongolian language. Originally serving as the signposts helping people find their way in the vast grasslands, Aobao evolved into the deity worship place.