DAMBADARJAILIN MONASTERY


(“Dambadarjailin” translates as “developing religion”) In ancient time according to the religious ruler, 1st and 2nd  leaders were chosen from Mongolia, they both were descendants of Genghis Khan, and proclaimed as a Bogd Khan or Javzandamba Khutagt, a head of all Mongolian Buddhist religion. The 1st leader was named G.Zanabazar (1635-1723) and the 2nd was Luvsandambiidonme (1724 -1758). In Mongolia Manchu Emperor did a big ritual to saint Second Bogd Khan at his age of 5 and declared leaving First Bogd Khan’s all power and privileges in Second Bogd Khan for continuing and developing the religion throughout the country. A monastery was built for the commemoration of the Second Javzandamba Khutagt. By the order of the Manchu Emperor, in 1759 after one year of his death, named “Dambadarjailin Monastery”.


Construction of the monastery was built in 1761 at the confluence of the River Selbe in the northern part of the city and finished in 1765.  In 1937-1938, political repression covered the monastery and a number of monks were executed, closed the temples, and burnt the valuable relics, sutras. The buildings of the monastery were used as resort and hospitals during the socialist Mongolia. In 1990, after Democratic Revolution and with Buddhism flourishing once more, Dambadarjailin Monastery was embarked on a restoration by some monks. The government celebrated the 240th anniversary of the establishment of the monastery in 2005.  Today, over 50 monks are running the everyday religion activities.