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

  • ARBIN horse fat, traditional Buryat speciality served with deep frozen horse liver and salt.
  • KHADAK a ritual long scarf, one of Buddhist symbols. Symbol of hospitality, purity and unselfishness of the giver, a sign of friendly and welcoming attitude ...
  • SOYOMBO an ancient symbol of the complex, going back to the Indo-Buddhist heritage. Soyombo is a composition in the form of columns, which is represented in s...
  • KHUSHOOR Mongolian “khuushuup”) - Popular Buryat-Mongolian dish of meat and dough, similar to pasties, but, as a rule, somewhat smaller. Meat (beef or ...
  • KHURAL worship/service in Buddhism