Dalai jas

Read in Mongolian

Name(s) of Temple :
Dalai jas ,Dalain khural,

Rinchen Number :
759

Rinchen Name :
Dalia khural /Dash chin choilin/

Type of Temple :
Other

Aimag Temple located in :
Dundgovi

Sum Temple located in :
Undurshil

Old Aimag Name :
Tusheet Khan

Old Sum Name :
khoyor Ulziitiin khoshuu (since 1927)

Description of location :
According to Rinchen and Maidar lists, the site is located in Dalai Ulaan lake. Sangiin Dalai us and Nariin us are near the site. 

GPS readings :
North 45° 06’  East 108°  06’

Estimated site dimensions (metres) :
Side1: 60 Side2: 60 Side3: Side4: Side5: Side6:

Revived temple on site :
No

Status of site at time of survey :
Two distinct foundations of probably wooden temples are within a an area delineated by stones forming a squareshape space. There are 4 small foundations of buildings outside this area, two in the north and two in the east. Some fragments of pots, 1 or 2 pieces of wood were found on the area. It is said that it was an örtöö horse relay-station where merchants lived.

Date of founding the monastery/temple :
Unknown

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

Old monastery/temple revived:
No

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

Date of Reviving:
Year : - Ярилцлагын дугаар:

Monks in Old Temple :
117
Unknown

Notes :
Two heaps of foundations of probably wooden temples are situated on the site. A local man, D.Khaidav (75 years old, living in the centre of Undurshil soum) showed this place to the surveyors. He said that there was a relay-station (urtuu) and merchants lived there. See the .... the monks of this temple were arrested in ДУӨШ 066. According to D.Luvsandash (born 1930) and L.Ukhaan (60 years old) who came from Undurshil soum and lives in Bayanjargalan soum, Dalai khural was famous for its metal camel (tumor temee). The monastery consisted of two yurt temples (ger dugan) and finally was a temple made of bricks was built. Mongolians lived there until the 1930s. Interview A61 According to B.Namsrai monk (97 years old) Dalai khural moved further from the bank of the brook (bulag). It was a small assembly with two temples. There were yurts, too. There was a goroo, circumambulating path surrounding the monastery. Maidar (586) claims that Dashchinchoilin khiid had 117 monks. There were 4 temple buildings, made of wood and 8 financial units, which belonged to the complex. As Rinchen mentions Dashchinchoilin as the other name of Dalai khural, it can be the same place. However on the monastic site which was showed to the surveyors ruins corresponding to Maidar`s description were not found.

Form Number :
ДУӨШ 065

Survey Team :
Team D

Газрын зураг / Map

Site Plan

Site plan drawn by surveyors