The world's northernmost Buddhist temple. "Gunzechoinei" in Tibetan means "The Source of the Holy Teaching of All-caring Lord-Hermit." This Buddhist temple was built in St. Petersburg in 1909-1915. The construction was initiated by the Buryat Lama Lobsang Aghvan Dorzhiev, the envoy of XIII Dalai Lama. Funds for the construction were partly donated by Dorzhiyev and XIII Dalai Lama, and partly gathered among the religious in Buryatia and Kalmykia.
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