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The Republic of Kalmykia , Elista

Pagoda of the Seven Days

Пагода Семи дней
Пагода Семи дней

Pagoda of the Seven Days is located on the Central Square of the capital of Kalmykia, Elista. It was solemnly opened on December 26, 2005 — on the day of the Kalmyk national holiday “Zul”.

The name of the pagoda is associated with the seven Buddhas who came to our world. The pointed spire of the pagoda, called the «gandjir», symbolizes the release from Samsara and attaining Nirvana. In the body of the pagoda a prayer wheel with a diameter of 1.2 meters and a height of 1.8 meters is placed. The barrel was presented to Kalmykia by the lamas of the Tantric Monastery “Gyumed” in India on the day of the 70th anniversary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV. The barrel weighs 2 tons, and it has the inscription of the mantra «Om Mani Padme Hum» in gold letters in Tibetan language, Sanskrit and Kalmyk, with the use of the “Todo-bitchig” alphabet. Inside of the barrel 75 million mantras «Om Mani Padme hum» are placed.

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Address: Central Square, Elista, Republic of Kalmykia


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