Danzandarjaa Monastery. small monastery built in the 1990s in Mörön, Khövsgöl Province to replace the original and much larger Mörön Monastery (Möröngiin Khuree) which was destroyed in 1937.
The ceremony is performed daily between 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. According to the lunar calendar the 8th, 15th and 29th day of each month are the best days to visit the monastery, 200-300 visitors can come at the same time.
The early history of the monastery is largely unknown, but there is an enchanting legend about its supposed origins.
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Dorjjavyn Luvsansharav, a leader of the Mongolia People’s Revolutionary Party during the violent Stalinist repressions in Mongolia, studied at the monastery between 1910 and 1921. In the late 1930s Luvsansharav directed a brutal persecution of the Buddhist Church in Mongolia that resulted in the closure and destruction of over 700 monasteries, including Mörön Monastery, destroyed in 1937.
After the 1990 Democratic Revolution in Mongolia the monastery was rebuilt on the western edge of the town and reopened in June 1990. It now houses up to 40 monks of all ages and contains an impressive collection of thangka.
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