Ulaanii shashnii zodoch nariin khural

Read in Mongolian

Name(s) of Temple :
Ulaanii shashnii zodoch nariin khural,ENG: Assembly of Zod tantric masters of the Nyingmapa (Red) Sect,

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 assembly was situated to the south-east of Dar’ ekhiin süm, otside 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 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 :
The Assembly of Zod tantric masters of the Nyingmapa (Red Sect) 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 (UBR 935 Rinchen 935) and the Zod Temple is one of the five he omitted. Pürew (pp. 104-105.), similarly to Maidar (p. 72.), mentions this tantric assembly. According to Pürew’s description, there was a wide road called Gaaliin Road (‘Costums Road’) running from west to east in front of the south entrance to Maimaachen. The Assembly of Zod tanric masters (Tib. gcod, ritual for the purpose of cutting through the four Maras and ego-clinging), situated at the east end of this road, belonged to the Nyingmapa or Red Sect. It was founded during the reign of the Bogd khaan. Note that Pürew refers only to the type of the assembly not the name of the temple, which is unknown. Dashsamdanlin datsan/ khural (UBR 935 Rinchen 935) was situated to the east of this Zod assembly. No further data was found about this assembly. See UBNR 959 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 959

Survey Team :
Team C

Газрын зураг / Map

Additional Material / Нэмэлт материал

UBNR 959