Shamanic veneration of the goddess of Mt. Gyeryong-san, long believed to be female and highly powerful, second only to the Jiri-san Cheonhwang- bong Seongmo-halmae San-shin, a.k.a. Mago, Matriarch of all Korea -- often held to be her first daughter. This annual festival is held by the Gongju Folk-Drama Association and the Gongju government, on the 3rd Full Moon (by the Oriental Lunar Calendar). It takes place just outside of Shinwon-sa Temple on the western foot of the great mountain, and outside the border of the Gyeryong-san National Park, and within the southern border of Gongju City in Chungcheongnam-do Province. This mountain was thought to be extremely sacred since the ancient Baekje Kingdom and then the Unified Shilla Dynasty, and was designated of supreme holiness by Doseon Guksa, a highly-enlightenedscholastic and meditation master while also a renowned geomancer-prophet.