Places of visit: Ulan-Ude, Ivolginsky datsan (35 km., 40 min. from Ulan-Ude)
Dates: Any day.
Duration: 4 hours
Beautiful and bright architecture of Buddhist temples, combining Tibet, Chinese and Mongol styles.
The excursion starts at the entrance of the Datsan and follows the Sun circle (left to the right). The guide will tell the story of Datsan foundation, about rituals and traditions, about style of life in Datsans and about main Gods which Buryats worship.
On the way tourists twist praying Drums “Khurde” inside of which there are Buddhist mantras for health and luck.
Visiting Dugans - Main Temple - Sogchen Dugan, Green Tara Dugan, Maani Dugan, and others. All Dugans differ from each other by their size, architecture, time of construction and purpose.
Special place is given for the Place of Khambo Lama Dashi Dorzho Itigelov. He was born in 1852, was taught in Datsans and was very active in religious life.
In summer in 1927 Khambo Lama Itigelov sit in lotus posture and called his followers. Hi gave his last instruction to visit him in 30 years and went to Nirvana. He was buried in a cedar barrel.
After 30 years passed his followers visit his tomb and found out that his body stayed imperishable. In 2002 his body was extracted and moved to Ivolginskii Datsan. Today Dashi Dorzho Itigelov’s Palace is constructed and everybody has a chance to worship him in time of Buddhist holidays. If you have a need you can ask a special permission for visiting his palace in other time.
Return to the city center or to the hotel.
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The price includes: Transportation, Entrance fee, Guide in Datsan
The price does not include: Worship to Khambo Lama Itigelov
For additional payment for a small group of tourists up to 10 persons there is an opportunity to visit place called “Headquarter of Genghis Khan” with amazing view for Ivolginsk Valley.