Ikh usny khural

Read in Mongolian

Name(s) of Temple :
Ikh usny khural,Tsooryn jas,Tsooryn tsagaan ovoo,

Rinchen Number :

Rinchen Name :
Tsooryn khural

Type of Temple :

Aimag Temple located in :

Sum Temple located in :
Airag soum

Old Aimag Name :
Setsen Khan

Old Sum Name :
Borjigony khoshuu

Description of location :
The temple is built in the slope of Namkhan hilltop. About 7 – 8 km. west of the temple site is an owoo called Tsooriin White Owoo and from the site, 4 km. northwest, is Alag Tsav. One km. north of Alag Tsav is Zuichiin Ovoo and 1 km. south is Serveegiin Owoo which has Ikh Usnii Nuur to its south. Ikh Usnii Well is located at the west. The temple residents worshiped an owoo called Tsooriin Tsagaan. It is 50 km. east of the sum centre.

GPS readings :
North 46° 04’  East 109°  31’

Estimated site dimensions (metres) :
Side1: 300 Side2: 300 Side3: 300 Side4: 300 Side5: Side6:

Revived temple on site :

Status of site at time of survey :
There are traces of 1 big temple which has 2 smaller temples to its south and at the east of these three temples is a watchtower fence enclosing the temples. A ger-shaped temple base was located west of the main temple, which had a religious school at the back. To the north of the religious school was a temple which had a few buildings set in 3 – 4 rows at its back. The main temple looks like it was made from wood. Some of the buildings behind the temple were made from mud bricks.

Old monastery/temple revived:

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

Date of Reviving:

Monks in Old Temple :
not clear
not clear

Notes :
It is possible that the temple was open only during summertime. It also celebrated Buddha’s (Maidar or Jamba) coming. See Glossary. An owoo called Tsooriin Tsagaan Owoo was worshiped.

Form Number :
ДГАГ 135

Survey Team :
Team E

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