25 years to come to the Syakyusn-Syume khurul complex in 2021

October 5, 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the Syakyusn-Syume khurul complex. It was erected in 4 years on the donations of the people of Kalmykia and the personal funds of the first President of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. In February 1989, the question of building a Buddhist temple arose for the first time. Several sites were proposed for its construction, including in one micro-district on the southern outskirts of Elista. As a result, a suitable area for all parameters was found near the village of Arshan. Its construction took one year.

The grand opening took place on October 5, 1996. And a few years later, the it was consecrated by the Buddhist leader of the world, the14th Dalai Lama. We will continue to tell our readers about this unique Khural complex.
Editors’ note: Syakyusn-Syume is a Buddhist temple in the Republic of Kalmykia. Khurul is located six kilometres from the capital of Kalmykia, near the village of Arshan.

The official name of this cult building is Geden Sheddup Choikorling, which in Tibetan means "Holy Abode of Theory and Practice of the Gelug School", and in free translation - "Holy Abode of Enlightened Monks". This name was given by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama before the construction of the temple, in 1992.