Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visits the main Buddhist temple of Sri Lanka

On August 31, the first President of Kalmykia, sixth President of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, while on a business visit to Sri Lanka, visited the main Buddhist temple of Sri Lanka.

There Ilyumzhinov performed a ritual near a tree that grew from the seed of the Bodhi tree, under which Prince Gautama attained enlightenment and became a Buddha. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov poured sacred water from a silver bowl on a tree.
While watering the sacred tree, Ilyumzhinov wished well-being to the entire Kalmyk people, asked for prosperity and health for them, and prayed for an early end to the pandemic.

Ilyumzhinov, according to Buddhist tradition, tied a red ribbon on the sacred bodhisattva tree. During a visit to the temple, a monk blessed Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and opened the way with the golden crown of Buddha Shakyamuni.