In 2002, according to the will of the deceased, was opened sarcophagus famous Buddhist leader of the early twentieth century Dashi Dorzho Itigelov. Signs of decomposition, postmortem changes in the dead man was found. Buddhist ascetic, born about 1852, was known during his lifetime. No information on his relatives, the boy grew up an orphan, allowing Buddhists pripisyvatDashi Dorzho Itigelov his extraterrestrial origin. Since 1911, over 6 years he was the head of Russian Buddhists.
He died in 1927 while meditating in the lotus position. The body was placed in a pine box, which, by the will of the deceased, opened in 1955 and 1973 to ensure that it remains uncorrupted.
After 2002, the deceased, without creating special conditions placed in a convent on display under glass. Studied hair and nails showed that the protein structure corresponds to the state of a living person. Scientific explanation for the phenomenon is not found (though believers thorough research conduct not given), and hundreds of pilgrims to worship the immortal body pulled lamas in Buryatia in Ivilginski temple (Buddhist monastery).