Taviny khiid

Read in Mongolian

Name(s) of Temple :
Taviny khiid ,Taviin jas,Tavin,

Rinchen Number :
745

Rinchen Name :
Taviin jasyn khiid

Type of Temple :
Other

Aimag Temple located in :
Dundgovi

Sum Temple located in :
Gurvansaikhan

Old Aimag Name :
Tusheet Khan

Old Sum Name :
Branch of Daichin beis

Description of location :
The site is located near Ikh gazriin chuluu and 35 km from the soum center.

GPS readings :
North 45° 42’  East 107°  16’

Estimated site dimensions (metres) :
Side1: 150 Side2: 150 Side3: Side4: Side5: Side6:

Revived temple on site :
No

Status of site at time of survey :
The monastery is situated in beautiful landscape. About 4 temples, a large courtyard, 2 collections of stupas each comprising 3 stupas, residences for monks and an ovoo are in the monastic complex, which was surrounded by a goroo (prayer wheels) circumambulated path. Decorated terracottas with Buddha representations, MANI stones and blue bricks were found mainly in the courtyard which is on the north, on the hillside. There were few traces of digging. Fragments of pots, and domestic items were found as well. The ovoo that was worshipped, is situated north of the area. A road crosses the site.

Date of founding the monastery/temple :
Unknown

Date of closing and destroying the monastery :
Огноо хаагдсан: 1930s - Ярилцлагын дугаар:A 60
Огноо нураагдсан:: - Ярилцлагын дугаар:

Old monastery/temple revived:
Yes

Revived temple register number:
ДУГС 051

Үүсгэн байгуулагч хүний нэр болон цол хэргэм (мэдэгдэж байвал):
Нэр, цол хэргэм : Unknown - Ярилцлагын дугаар:

Date of Reviving:
Year : 1990 temple opened 1992 - Ярилцлагын дугаар:

Monks in Old Temple :
20-30
70-80

Notes :
Data from the book ‘Gurvan tsagiin tüükhtei Gurvan Saikhan nutag mini’ by J. Sodnom, Ulaanbaatar, 2004, pp. 151-153. According to the book, this monastery, Tavinii khiid had about 80 monks (p.18. about 70 monks). One of its monks, Dolgoriin Navaan, the vice abbot (ded khamba) founded a separate medical monastery nearby, called Uuliin Mamba (ДУГС 055). He was a Maaramba, a doctor monk, and was also a very talented artist. He made a famous silken image (appliqué?) of a deity, which was kept in Tawnii khiid. According to a monk from Gandanchoinkhorlin monastery, Zava lam Damdin visited the place and composed a san (incense-offering ritual text) in honour of the ovoo worshipped by the monks. The ovoo is a part of Ikh Gazniin Chuluu about 150 m north of the monastic site. Data from the book ‘Gurvan tsagiin tüükhtei Gurvan Saikhan nutag mini’ by J. Sodnom, Ulaanbaatar, 2004, pp. 36. According to this book, one of the chanting masters of the monastery was Baaviin Mandal, who survived the purges, and lived in Khentii aimag in Ulaanbaatar, and returned to his homeland later.

Form Number :
ДУГС 054

Survey Team :
Team D

Газрын зураг / Map

Site Plan

Site plan drawn by surveyors