Written for: Carpe Diem #1364 – Tian Shan Mountains (northern route)
“The Tian Shan, also known as the Tengri Tagh, meaning the Mountains of Heaven or the Heavenly Mountain, is a large system of mountain ranges located in Central Asia. The highest peak in the Tian Shan is Jengish Chokusu, at 7,439 metres (24,406 ft) high. Its lowest point is the Turpan Depression, which sits at 154 m (505 ft) below sea level.
Tian Shan is sacred in Tengrism, and its second-highest peak is known as Khan Tengri which may be translated as “Lord of the Spirits”.
And let me give you a (very) brief description of Tengrism too. Tengrists view their existence as sustained by the eternal blue sky (Tengri), the fertile mother-earth spirit (Eje) and a ruler regarded as the holy spirit of the sky. Heaven, earth, spirits of nature and ancestors provide for every need and protect all humans. By living an upright, respectful life, a human will keep his world in balance and perfect his personal Wind Horse, or spirit.”
soil’s flowers, mountain’s peak
earth, heaven, spirit