Delgerekh

Read in Mongolian

Name(s) of Temple :
Delgerekh,Delgerekhiin khiid,Delgeriin jas,Delgerekhiin khural,

Rinchen Number :
712

Rinchen Name :
Delgerekhiin khural

Type of Temple :
Monastic City

Aimag Temple located in :
Dundgovi

Sum Temple located in :
Erdene dalai soum

Old Aimag Name :
Tusheet Khan

Precis History(In Mongolian only):


Дундговь аймаг Эрдэнэ далай сум Дэлгэрхийн хурал Эрдэнэ далай сумын нутаг сумын төвөөс хойш 30 км-т Мөнгөлөг цагаан овоо хэмээх газарт энэ хурлын туурь бий.Уг хурлыг үүсгэн байгуулагч болон байгуулагдсан он цаг нь тодорхойгүй бөгөөд 20-р зууны эхээр нэг дугантай 1 тахилч лам байнга суудаг хурал байжээ.Уг дуганд хаврын эхэн сарын адаг, зуны эхэн сарын дундуур мөн намрын дунд сарын сүүлчээр Угтаа сангийн далайн хийдээс 10 орчим зарим үед 20 гаруй лам гарч ирж 3-5 хоног ном хурдаг байв.Уг хурал нь “Жалгын хурал” буюу цагийн хурал байжээ.Цавчирын хурал нь 1937 оны эхээр хаагдсан байна. /Эрдэнэ далай сумын хийдийн даа лам Намсрайтай хийсэн ярилцлагаас/ 2007.06.25/

Description of location :
The site Mungulu Tsagaan Ovoo is located 30Km north of the sum centre.

GPS readings :
North 46° 13’  East 104°  42’

Estimated site dimensions (metres) :
Side1: 100 Side2: 50 Side3: Side4: Side5: Side6:

Revived temple on site :
No

Status of site at time of survey :
Foundations of some (6) square-shaped buildings and fragments of a stupa (?) are visible. The ovoo is situated behind the complex and is still worshipped. A wrathful protector rules the area, according to local people. The ovoo is surrounded by stones arranged in lines to show the border of its area. No trace of digging. No fragments of religious objects.

Date of founding the monastery/temple :
Unknown

Date of closing and destroying the monastery :
Огноо хаагдсан: Unknown - Ярилцлагын дугаар:
Огноо нураагдсан:: 1950 - Ярилцлагын дугаар:A 34

Old monastery/temple revived:
No

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

Date of Reviving:

Monks in Old Temple :
10
10

Notes :
See ДУЭД 003 AM.pdf for this information. According to J. Shar, a 94 year old woman living currently in the centre of Erdenedalai Sum, and had visited this monastery in her youth several times, it was a small Jas (she called it a Delgeriin Jas) and had only 1 or 2 temples. She visited the place twice, once in autumn and once in spring. She was not sure about if there were any stupas there or not. She explained that the place has a very fierce protector deity (Sürkhii Sakhiustai). The temple was a square shaped one, made of wood. There was no wall around the temple or temples. According to her the monastery was situated in a place called Delger Bulag. She mentioned a name, Altangerel, and said he may have been a monk here. According to Yadamsürengiin Tseepel, a 79 year old woman (born in Year of the Snake) living about 100-150 metres from the grounds of the monastery, and who said her family moved here from Bayanöndör Sum in Övörkhangai just before the monastery was destroyed (she did not remember the date of the destruction nor the year they moved here), she was 21 years old then (as she was born in 1929 this would have been 1950), so she had seen it still standing and working. There was 1 big temple building (she did not remember its style or what it was made from) and beside some other buildings as well. She said there were many monks, but when we asked for a more precise number she said 10. She did not know the name of the head. She did not remember if there were stupas there or not. (She also said that her father, Yadamsüren, had been a monk, had 9 children, this woman being the youngest one, but she could not tell which monastery her father belonged to, but said it Khüree as well (Bogdiin Khüree). According to Ts. Volodya and N. Ölziikhutag, autors of the book “Ögöömör Bayan Erdenedalai, Ulaanbaatar 2003” (p.241), Delgeriin Jas consisted of two temples. Its head was Dalain Gavj Luvsanpuntsag. Ceremonies were held on the 15th and 25th of the month.

Form Number :
ДУЭД 003

Survey Team :
Team C

Цэндхүү


Oral History :

Газрын зураг / Map

Additional Material / Нэмэлт материал

ДУЭД 003

Site Plan

Site plan drawn by surveyors