Arshan means "healing water" in the Buryat language. This word comes fr om the
Sanskrit "rashiani" (nectar), the drink of the gods. This is how they would
call a mineral water spring or therapeutic hot spring. In the past, Buddhists
would attribute properties of arshan to some insipid springs, and therefore
all springs with cold fresh and clean water came to be called arshans, gaining
a curative value. The settlement is situated in the foothills of the Eastern
Sayan Mountains, where the Kyngyrga river flows down fr om the mountains.
Kyngyrga is translated as "drum" from the Buryat language. This mountain river
runs in a narrow, winding gorge with beautiful waterfalls.