YEAR PRINTED: 1984
VALUE: 60 tugrik
This stamp forms part of a set of eight issued by Mongolia in 1984 to celebrate the traditional Tsam Hindo-Buddhist masked dance. This is one of several sets of Mongolian postage stamps featuring Tsam masks issued after the fall of Communism. This stamp depicts Yama (Damdom-Tshoijoo), god of the dead and the underworld. Yama decides which of the dead ascend to paradise or are punished below. He is the most important of the Mongolian gods.