Dagdanlin süm / khural

Read in Mongolian

Name(s) of Temple :
Dagdanlin süm / khural,Mongolian translation of the name: Bat mönkhiin süm,Dagdlin khural,TIB: rtag brtan gling,ENG: Dagdanlin temple/ assembly,

Rinchen Number :

Type of Temple :

Aimag Temple located in :
Ulan Bator

Sum Temple located in :
Nearby 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 south of Dar’ ekhiin süm, outside the wall of the Chinese Town.

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

Revived temple on site :

Status of site at time of survey :
There are no known 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 :

Notes :
Dagdanlin süm was one of the six Mongolian assemblies situated around the Chinese town (Maimaachen), in the present area of Amgalan. However, Rinchen only records Dashsamdanlin datsan (Rinchen 935) and the Dagdanlin temple/ assembly is one of the five he omitted. According to Pürew’s book (pp. 104-105.), Dagdanlin khural (Dagdlin khural) was situated in the south of the town, on the east side of the protective wall (yampai, Chinese yang pai). According to him it was a large temple. According to Sereeter (p. 82.), the temples Dagdanlin, Choinkhorlin (UBNR 955 NOT in Rinchen 955), Dejidlin (UBNR 956 NOT in Rinchen 956) and Puntsoglin (UBNR 957 NOT in Rinchen 957) were temples of the four aimags with the same names situated around the Maimaachen. Forty lamas belonged to Puntsoglin aimag and 80-90 lamas to the others. These temples had their own financial units, along with the aimag believer’s donations and offerings serving as the financial basis of their operation. He also says that the lamas in these four aimags used to participate in the ceremonies of Dashsamdanlin datsan (UBR 935 Rinchen 935). No further data was found about this assembly. See UBNR 958 AM.pdf. 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 Mongolia in the First Part of the Twentieth Century: Zsuzsa Majer, Krisztina Teleki Budapest, Hungary. Ulaanbaatar 2006

Form Number :
UBNR 958

Survey Team :
Team C

Газрын зураг / Map

Additional Material / Нэмэлт материал

UBNR 958