Baruun salaanii khural

Read in Mongolian

Name(s) of Temple :
Baruun salaanii khural,English name: Assembly in Baruun salaa,

Rinchen Number :

Type of Temple :

Aimag Temple located in :
Ulan Bator

Sum Temple located in :
Tolgoitiin baruun salaa area, north-west of Ulaanbaatar

Old Aimag Name :

Description of location :
GPS was taken in Tolgoitiin baruun salaa area, north-west of Ulaanbaatar, near a present-day temple unrelated to this old one. (The exact site is unknown, so the GPS reading marks only the area.)

GPS readings :
North 47° 58’  East 106°  48’

Revived temple on site :

Status of site at time of survey :
The exact place could not be identified. It is presumed that there are no remains. (Today, there is a small temple in the area of Baruun salaa, Dashchaglin monastery, which was founded in 2004, but it has no connection with the old shrine.)

Old monastery/temple revived:

Үүсгэн байгуулагч хүний нэр болон цол хэргэм (мэдэгдэж байвал):

Date of Reviving:

Notes :
According to O. Pürew, apart from Züün salaanii khural (UBR 940 Rinchen 940), there was another temple in Tolgoit (a mountain and its area to the north-west of Ulaanbaatar). The two side valleys of the mountain in the north-west of Ulaanbaatar are called Züün salaa and Baruun salaa (right and left branches of the road/valley). Both areas are now built up with weekend houses. Presumably this temple was built beside a source of holy water called Takhiltiin us (‘saint water’) which exists even now. Dondogdulam, the 8th jewtsündamba khutagt’s wife, used to go there to drink the fresh water. According to O. Pürew (Mongoliin uls töriin töw, p. 71.), this temple was situated on the slope of the mountain near the weekend house area for the workers of Biokombinat (Kombinatiin amralt). According to O. Pürew, there were small temples or shrines outside the city, and in the countryside as well, beside holy water springs, lakes, rivers etc, where temporary assemblies would worship the water spirits (lus, TIB: klu). Baruun salaanii khural was one such temple. Others were for example Züün salaanii khural (Rinchen 940) and Lowon Jalbiin süm (NOT in Rinchen 944). Apart from the ones marked on Rinchen’s map, there must have been many others around the city as well, which were not registered on the map. According to Pürew (Mongoliin uls töriin töw, p. 71), this temple was closed in 1930-31. All data on this temple is kindly provided by Kristina Teleki and Zsuzsa Majer who retain copyright. See relevant section in Monasteries and Temples of Bogdiin Khüree, Ikh Khüree or Urga, the Old Capital City of Mongoliain the First Part of the Twentieth Century: Zsuzsa Majer, Krisztina Teleki Budapest, Hungary. Ulaanbaatar 2006. See also UBNR 946 AM.pdf

Form Number :
UBNR 946

Survey Team :
Team C

Газрын зураг / Map

Additional Material / Нэмэлт материал

UBNR 946