Dar’ ekhiin süm

Read in Mongolian

Name(s) of Temple :
Dar’ ekhiin süm ,ENG: Tara temple,

Rinchen Number :

Rinchen Name :
Dar’ ekhiin süm

Type of Temple :

Aimag Temple located in :
Ulan Bator

Old Aimag Name :

Description of location :
Bayanzürkh district, 12th microdistrict, near the final bus station of Botanik. GPS was taken in front of the main gate (on the north of the complex)

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

Revived temple on site :

Status of site at time of survey :
Presently a nunnery, called Dolmalin khiid works in the remained buildings of this old Chinese monastery, the only one in Ulaanbaatar currently with resident female lamas. The main gate is on the Northern wall. Only the main temple and the two temples on either side remain and these have been renovated. The main temple functions as such today while the two side buildings are the residence of the female lamas, of whom all live in the nunnery. During the winter, ceremonies are held in the temple room situated in the right side residential building. The two steles are in the middle at the south end of the buildings on the two sides. The ornaments, style and characteristics of the remains show Chinese features. A new stupa was consecrated by Choden rinpoche in 2004 on the north of the main temple building. For more information see UB 29 AM.pdf

Date of founding the monastery/temple :
1776 (230 years ago - in 2006)

Date of closing and destroying the monastery :
Огноо хаагдсан: According to D. Mönkhbat (p. 16), some buildings - Ярилцлагын дугаар:
Огноо хаагдсан: According to Pürew (Mongol töriin golomt, p. 103 - Ярилцлагын дугаар:
Огноо нураагдсан:: - Ярилцлагын дугаар:

Old monastery/temple revived:

Revived temple register number:
UB 29

Үүсгэн байгуулагч хүний нэр болон цол хэргэм (мэдэгдэж байвал):
Нэр, цол хэргэм : Zopa Rinpoche, the founder of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) - Ярилцлагын дугаар:

Date of Reviving:
Year : 2001 - Ярилцлагын дугаар:
Year : early 1990s first community - Ярилцлагын дугаар:

Monks in Old Temple :

Notes :
For more details on this temple see UBR 931 AM.pdf and UB 29 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 :
UBR 931

Survey Team :
Team D

Газрын зураг / Map

Additional Material / Нэмэлт материал

UBR 931

Архивын зургууд / Archive photographs