1929: Building the Temple
of the temple from 1929. It was not possible to determine who designed
the temple since there are no such documents available, but actual building
never looked that way.
||As faithful Buddhist,
the Kalmyks could not possibly live without the place of worship. Under
the guidance of Colonel
the president of Construction Board (and president of Kalmyk Association
for many yeas), and his associate, the Secretary Dr.
Erenjen Hara-Davan (on the right)
a find rising took place. A monetary donations came from the Kalmyks living
all around Europe. The completition of the Temple was facilitated by all
Kalmyks who helped building
it by their voluntary labor which ended after a few months.
||The major contribution
to a plea for a help to build the Temple came from a local businessman
and quite a wealthy man, Milos
Jacimovic (1858 - 1940) who allotted
a plot of family land for construction of the Temple (some 530 sq.m.).
Assisted by his son, Cedomir
- 1959) he also donated more than 10.000 bricks and over 7.500 pieces
of tile, cement and other material. Following the example of this generous
man, other prominent members of Serbian society contributed to fund rising
campaign by donating mostly cash. Among these were also the members of
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A fine collection of pictures of Kalmyk temples can be found in:
I. Borisenko: "The Temples of Kalmykia",
1994. (text in Russian)