The Megjid Janraisag. The Megjid Janraisag statue of Buddha was built to commemorate the independence from Manchu proclaimed in 1911. Unfortunately, the magnificent Megjid Janraisig was destroyed in the late 1930’s, dissembled and transported to the Russia for manufacturing cartridges during the WWII. Historians still could find some parts of this relict art in museums in Russia. After the fall of the communist regime in Mongolia the people started a campaign for rebuilding of the Megjid Janraisag. Completely by people’s donations the statue was rebuilt and become once again the main praying point representing Mongolia’s sovereignty. Mongolia, despite experiencing religious oppression during the communist era, remains a primarily Buddhist nation.
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