Erleg nomun khaanii süm - 2

Read in Mongolian

Name(s) of Temple :
Erleg nomun khaanii süm - 2 ,English name: Erlig nomun khaan temple 2, The roar temple of Erlig nomun khan or the Lord of Death,Erleg khaani khoid süm,

Rinchen Number :

Type of Temple :

Aimag Temple located in :
Ulan Bator

Sum Temple located in :
Situated to the East of Dar’ ekhiin süm

Old Aimag Name :

Description of location :
GPS was taken at Dar’ ekhiin süm (UBR 931 Rinchen 931) and is given here only to mark the area of Amgalan (its temples were situated very near to each other). This temple was situated to the east of Dar’ ekhiin süm.

GPS readings :
North 47° 54’  East 106°  59’

Revived temple on site :

Status of site at time of survey :
There are no remains. Based on the sources, the exact sites of the temples of Amgalan can be determined roughly in relation to the ruins of Dar’ ekh temple (UBR 931 Rinchen 931) and the remnants of a Chinese store building. In the whole area there are no temple remnants other than that of Dar’ ekh temple.

Old monastery/temple revived:

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

Date of Reviving:

Monks in Old Temple :
Dr O. Pürew

Notes :
One of the Chinese temples of Maimaachen was Erlegiin süm or Erleg nomun khaanii süm, the ‘Temple of the Lord of Death’. According to O. Pürew, two temples bearing the name of Erleg nomun khaanii süm stood here, one inside (UBR 929 Rinchen 929) and one outside the fence, on the north-west, near the Chinese cemetery. According to Pürew (Mongol töriin golomt, p. 104.), this large temple was also called ‘roar temple of Erleg khaan’ (Erleg khaanii khoid süm), as it stood in the northern area of the western quarter (Baruun khoroo). On the Jügder painting this large temple is shown on the north-west outside Maimaachen. It was a Chinese temple, though all the other temples outside the town fence were Mongolian temples. According to S. Dulam (p. 106.), in the middle spring month Erleg khaan was celebrated, when a feast was held in honour of him on the day of commemorating the dead (Khansh neej ödör) and a Chinese style theatre play was performed. It is not clear in which temple it took place in Maimaachen. No further data was found about this temple.

Form Number :
UBNR 948

Survey Team :
Team C

Газрын зураг / Map

Additional Material / Нэмэлт материал

UBNR 948