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The sacred month Ur Sar has begun in Kalmykia

Central khurul Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni On 21th of May the sacred month Ur Sar has begun in the Republic of Kalmykia. During the whole month until 19th of June the believers in Kalmykia will honor the spiritual deeds of the buddist religion founder Budda Shakyamuni – birth, enlightment, and entering the Paranirvana. Despite of the fact thatthese events took placemore than 2600 years ago, the deeds of Budda and he himself are vivid reality for the buddist believers.

Welcome to the unstrict retrit-nunge, which will take place in the buddhist temple “Gedden sheddub choy korling” on 1,2,3 of june. The beginning is at 9:00 a.m.

On the 4th of of june the solemn service will take place at dawn at 5:a.m in the “Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni“. Read the rest of this entry »

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Equestrian sport, Kalmyk wrestling and bow shooting in Ergeninsky

Horse races The 1st of May 10 a.m. an equestrian sport event takes place in an famous village Ergeninsky, Ketchenerov District, Kalmykia. It is dedicated to the Spring and Labour Holiday.

The event program:
Horse races for length 1200m, 1600m, 4800m;
trot races for 3200m length;
horse run for 20 000m length;
Kalmyk wrestling; Read the rest of this entry »

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Kalmyk New Year – Celebration Zul holiday program

Central khurul Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni Kalmykian New Year – Zul. Celebration period: 1-15 of December.

Kalmykian New Year celebrates as one the most important events in the Buddhist history – achieving Parinirvana by the founder of the Gelug school Lama Zonkava. Kalmyks treat this person in a special way.

Supreme Lamas often say, that Kalmyks have a strong inseparable connection with Lama Zonkava, which lasts from the beginning of time. Lama Zonkava is Read the rest of this entry »

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The official program of the New Year celebration

Kalmyk New Year Kalmyk New Year!

Zul!
The official program of the Kalmyk New Year celebration in Elista, capital of Kalmykia

On the 1st of December at 9 a.m. a solemn prayer “Thousand offerings to Lama Zonkava” is served in the central buddhist temple “Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni”.

The first part of the prayer is to end at 11 a.m. The laymen are treated with Kalmykian tea, boortsog flat cakes and sweets by the monks of the central khurul.

At 12.00 Concert on the territory of central temple Read the rest of this entry »

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