Ivolginsky Datsan - Centre of Russian Buddhism

05.07.2012

Duration 3 hours
Cost Per request

Ivolginski  datsan (monastery) is located on plentiful land of Ivolga valley, which has an ancient history, wonderful monuments of culture and nature. The monastery is famous far beyond the borders of Buryatia. Numerous guests from other countries and regions of Russia certainly want to visit it whilst staying in Ulan-Ude.

Nowadays Ivolginski datsan is a monastery complex and the residence of Russia's Buddhists Head whose title sounds like Pandito Hambo Lama. There is also a small greenhouse with the tree of Bodhi which grows all year round thanks to the care of lamas. One of Russia Buddhist shrines is also located here in the Itigel Hambyn Ordon - the Palace of Dashi-Dorzho Itigelov. 


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Vocabulary

  • SHANGI Russian dish, round cakes open, the name of a special kind of bread made with yeast rye, rye-wheat and wheat dough, mix of mutton or beef fat.
    Shangi ...
  • ZURKHAY horoscope of nomads, which is actually a study of the relationship of space, celestial bodies, nature and man - handed down from generation to generat...
  • KHURAL worship/service in Buddhism
  • TSAM (from Mongolian, Tib. Cham, Bur. Himself) - a solemn religious service performed annually in the open air in the Buddhist monasteries (datsans)...
  • TANKA an icon in Tibetan art images, mostly of a religious nature, made glue paints or printed on silk or cotton fabric, pre-primed with a mixture of chalk ...