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The Republic of Kalmykia , Tsagan Aman

Tsagan Aman Khurul

Цаган-Аманский хурул

Tsagan Aman Khurul is one of the main religious attractions not only of Tsagan Aman settlement and Yustinsky district, but also of the whole Republic of Kalmykia.

The story of khurul is directly connected with lama Tugnyud-gavji, popularly known as «Tsaganamansky Aava». After getting a clergy education, he worked at the Buddist temple in St. Petersburg. He then taught philosophy until 1943, when he was deported to Siberia together with his people. After returning from deportation, he lived and practiced his beliefs in Tsagan Aman.

The wooden khurum, which he built in Tsagan Aman, has become a pillar for local believers and a place of pilgrimage for people from all over Kalmykia.

At the beginning of the 1990s, it was decided to reconstruct the khurum near the house in which its founder lived. The new temple was built in compliance with all the traditions of Buddhist architecture. The graceful pagoda with the golden roof makes the khurul especially beautiful. The temple interior is equally impressive. The Buddha Shakyamuni sculpture situated in the altar also attracts the attention of believers. Its height exceeds 2 meters.

The khurul walls are decorated with Buddhist icons with the images of Buddha Manla, Yamantaka, and Green Tara, as well as other well-known gods.

These picturesque canvases were mainly brought from Tibet and Mongolia. The magnificent bronze sculptures of gods made by Nepal craftsmen and brought by the khurul abbot Aavasan Bakjinim from Beijing are situated here as well.

The project author is Vladimir Gilyandikov.

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Address: Republic of Kalmykia, Yustinsky district, Tsagan Aman settlement

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