the village of Khoshigiin Ar in the sum (district) of Sergelen, 15km
South of Zuunmod, is the sacred lock known as Eej Khad, or Mother Rock. Mongolians often
come here to seek solace and advice, and make offerings of vodka, milk and silk scarves called khatag.
Pilgrims ask for three wishes to be granted, circle the rock three times and make
three separate visits. The earth around the rock is sacred, so any rubbish that is dropped cannot be picked up; unfortunately, the area is now extremely dirty, with rubbish and broken bottles
There are several other sites which are thought to generate good luck. One is Dog Rock, which Mongolians rub their body against to cure ailments. The other, a few
North of Mother Rock, is called Rich Rock and locals touch their wallet to it to ensure financial security.