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Posted on 10/19/2009

Photo taken on April 28, 2009

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Buddha Buddha


Mongolia Монгол улс ᠮᠣᠩᠭᠣᠯ 蒙古
Buddha बुद्ध 仏 ནང་བསྟན།
temple | church | mosque | monastery
Ulaanbaatar Улаанбаатар ᠤᠯᠠᠭᠠᠨᠪᠠ
Tibetan culture

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Statue of Migjid Janraisig bodhisattva

Statue of Migjid Janraisig bodhisattva
The original statue, made of copper, was built after appeals to the Mongolian public; its intent was to restore the sight of Bogd Javzandamba (or the eighth Jebtsundamba, also known as Bogd Khan), who had claimed the title of Emperor of Mongolia. The statue was built by Bogd Javzandamba's principal minister, Chin Wan Khanddorj. Russian troops dismantled the original statue in 1938. After the end of the Soviet era, the statue of Migjid Janraisig was rebuilt in 1996, funded by donations by the Mongolian people. It features 2,286 precious stones and is gilded with gold leaf.