The Kalmyk people are the only people of Europe whose national religion is Buddhism. They live in Kalmykia, located in southwestern Russia. The Caspian Sea borders Kalmykia to the southeast. The Kalmyks are the descendants of Oirats who migrated to Europe during the early part of the 17th century. As Tibetan Buddhists, the Kalmyks regard the Dalai Lama as their spiritual leader. Kalmyk political refugees opened the first Buddhist temple in Central Europe, the Belgrade pagoda, located in Belgrade, Serbia, in 1929. In the wake of the Second World War, an estimated 526 Kalmyk refugees migrated from West Germany and surrounding areas to America in the late 1951 and early 1952. By 1962, the approximate Kalmyk population in the United States was 700. There, they established several Kalmyk Buddhist temples in Monmouth County, New Jersey and its environs. Ngawang Wangyal, a Kalmyk Buddhist monk, established the Tibetan Buddhist Learning Center and monastery in Washington, New Jersey.
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Europe's biggest medieval castle building project - The Guédelon in France - has been under construction for over 20 years now. In the Middle Ages, huge castles were built without any of the advantages of modern machinery. So how did people back then actually construct these mighty fortresses?
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The Uttarakhand high court lifted the stay on the Char Dham yatra after 3 months. The court said that only those pilgrims who are fully vaccinated and carrying negative report will be allowed to visit the shines. The state government informed the court that it has severely limited the number of people to each of the shrines
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The government of France has temporarily suspended 3000 health workers who have not been vaccinated against Covid 19. A new rule has been passed by the government that has made vaccination for Covid 19 mandatory.
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The BJP high command put the ‘No Repeat’ theory in use, as the new cabinet of Gujarat government took oath. A total of 24 ministers in the newly-formed cabinet of CM Bhupendra Patel took oath at Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar on Thursday afternoon.
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Actor Shilpa Shetty has been listed as a witness in the Mumbai Police charge sheet against her jailed husband Raj Kundra. In a statement, Shilpa said, "I was too busy with work, did not know what Raj Kundra was up to."
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NCP chief Sharad Pawar met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter's residence amid rumours about his elevation as President of India; Amid rumours of his resignation, Karnataka Chief Minister..
We all imagine the times when life was very simple and easygoing, there were not many cars on the road, the air was very clean to breathe in, and of course, there was not much rush in the markets or in..