Ivolginsky Buddhist monastery – datsan is the center of Buddhism in Russia. This is a Buddhist complex, which includes several temples, an educational institution and even a greenhouse with plants sacred to Buddhists. A large number of pilgrims from all over the world come here to see the unique phenomenon that still remains a mystery to scientists around the world, the precious body of Hambo Lama Dashi Dorzho Itigelov.
Ivolginsky datsan was opened in May 1945, which was an incredible fact of that time. Now datsan is known all over the world due to the unique phenomenon, which is still not solved by scientists from around the world, imperishable body of Hambo Lama Itigelov. In addition, on the territory of datsan you can see the sacred Bodkhi tree. Once the plantlet of the tree under which the Buddha Shakyamuni went to Nirvana was brought to the temple. Also, on the territory of the datsan there is a stone to grant wishes. This stone has a palm print of Green Tara. Also the biggest drum of the Ivolginsky datsan has a scroll inside, where, according to Lamas, 100,000 mantras are written, which go right to the sky when you scroll the drum.
Buddhism is the oldest religion in the world. It promotes the achievement of a higher state – enlightenment, through acts of good deeds, helping all the living.
Ivolginsky datsan imbued with the atmosphere of warmth and peacefulness. This is not just datsan, it is a monastic complex, which includes temples, a library, as well as the only Buddhist University in Russia, where they study philosophy and traditional Tibetan medicine. But the most important object of datsan is the imperishable body of Hambo Lama Dashi Dorzho Itigelov, the leader of Buddhists of Russia of the beginning of XX century, the associate of Dalai Lama XIV. This phenomenon is still not solved by scientists from around the world. In 1927, Itigilov left in Nirvana. Lamas put his body in a cedar sarcophagus and buried it. Before his death, he bequeathed Lamas”to visit his body in 30 years.” In 1957, the body was recovered. There was no trace of decay. After the ceremonies and change of clothes, the body was buried again. Later the body was recovered in 1973. The final extrac
such a phenomenon offered to conduct an examination. It showed that the body was not rotten, and all the organs are preserved, protein fractions correspond to the living person. In the world there is no officially registered similar phenomenon! It is a real miracle that attracts tourists from all over the world!
In addition to the precious body on the territory of datsan you can see the unique Bodhi tree. Once the lamas of the datsan brought the plantlet of the tree under which the Buddha Sakyamuni went into Nirvana. At the moment the tree could be seen by anyone in the greenhouse of the datsan. Also you can learn if your desire will come true by touching the stone on which, according to legend, Green Tara herself left her palm imprint.
Visiting the famous Buddhist temple, you should visit Lama to get advice. Lamas-astrologers will make you a personal horoscope, and lamas-healers will develop your individual treatment program, based on Tibetan medicine.
Ivolginsky datsan is a unique place that immerses you in a mysterious religious world, changes your mind, and inspires you for good deeds.