research data . Film . 2019

Bembya Mitruev, about the architecture of temples in Kalmykia

Terbish, Baasanjav;
  • Published: 01 May 2019
  • Publisher: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge
  • Country: United Kingdom
Bembya says that some temples in Kalmykia had Tibetan architectural influence. In Kalmykia, in one of the villages there stood a temple that resembled the mandala of Vajrabhairava. Many Kalmyk temples had symmetrical walls which is also known among other Mongolian groups. Kalmyks also had temples that had Russian influence. An example is the Khosheutovsky Temple, built in the likeness of the Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg. There were also temples that had mixed architecture, i.e. Tibetan-Mongolian or Tibetan-Oirat, although Kalmyks did not have temples with Chinese architectural influence.
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free text keywords: Temples, architecture, Temples, architecture
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Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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