Days of worship of the Pandido Khambo Lama Itigelov
8 times a year

During 8 major Buddhist holidays Datsan’s guests are able to see the imperishable body of Itigelov.

A few years ago the datsan became a place of pilgrimage due to the imperishable body of the 12th Pandido Khambo Lama Dashi-Dorzhi Itigelov. In 1927 he took the lotus position and plunged into deep meditation. Before he had ordered disciples to exhume his body after some time and had promised to come back alive. 30 years later the body was taken out of the grave. It was found to have been miraculously preserved, as if he’d only died yesterday.

Access to the relic starts from 9 a.m. and lasts to 7 p.m. However, try to come to the datsan by 4pm, when the number of pilgrims is significantly reduced. Entering the temple, switch off your cell phone and remove bags from shoulders as when bowing they might slip down and distract you.

Venue: Ivolginsky Datsan
Event cost: Free
Schedule 2019:
4 February 2019
15 March 2019
19 April 2019
18 May 2019
6 July 2019
2 October 2019
19 November 2019
21 December 2019
23 February 2020

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