Olon shandyn khiid

Read in Mongolian

Name(s) of Temple :
Olon shandyn khiid,Ar shavartyn am,

Rinchen Number :

Rinchen Name :
Olon shandyn khural

Type of Temple :
Not Known

Aimag Temple located in :

Sum Temple located in :
Altanbulag soum

Old Aimag Name :
Tusheet Khan

Precis History(In Mongolian only):

Төв аймаг Алтан булаг сум Олон шандын хурал Алтан булаг сумын төвөөс зүүн урагш 70 км орчимд Ар шавартын ам хэмээх газар энэхүү хурал оршиж байжээ.нэгэн гэр дугантай мөнх зултай, тахилч лам байж сарын дүйцэн онцгой өдрүүдээр Бамбар эрдэнэ ламын хүрээ Туулын гүний хүрээнээс лам нар гарч ирж хурал хурдаг байжээ.Энэ жижиг цагийн хурал нь 1920-оод оны сүүлч үеэр хаагдсан байна.

Description of location :
B. Rinchen: Ar Shavartiin Am The site is located in an area called Ar Shavartiin Am, 80 km. southeast of the sum centre.

GPS readings :
North 47° 15’  East 106°  26’

Revived temple on site :

Status of site at time of survey :
Ar Shavartiin am valley is well known by local people. The area is scarcely inhabited though some families have moved here from Bayanönjüül sum. The monastic name, Olon Shandiin khural, was not known by people living nearby and they did not know about a monastery there. However, in Ar Shavartiin am there are some springs, two wells and a nice flat area where an assembly could have existed.

Date of founding the monastery/temple :

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

Old monastery/temple revived:

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

Date of Reviving:

Monks in Old Temple :
not clear
not clear

Notes :
As ‘shand’ is a name of a kind of water source and the area had many sources, it can be the place, which was sought. About 100 metres from the two wells (one is next to the source, the other is about 20 meters away), there are some stone foundations but having taken into account the common signs of a monastic site, these were not accepted by the surveyors as evidence of a monastery. (The GPS of this place is N 47°16.007’, E 106°26.526, 1573m altitude) (see photos 401-404). Local people said there was another place called Olon Bulag about 10 km north of Ar Shavantiin am. As nobody knew if there was a monastery or not, the valley of Ar Shavantiin am was accepted by the surveyors as once being the site of Olon Shandiin Khural. As families now lived there, there was nothing left except rubbish. Data from the book by L Khench-Yaakhav: Altan Nutag, p.16. A monk Gelen called Luvsantseren belonged to this monastery, who had studied in China and Tibet for years. Some of his students like B. Nyambuu and D. Sürenjav became well known intellectuals later.

Form Number :
ТӨАБ 018

Survey Team :
Team F

Газрын зураг / Map

Site Plan

Site plan drawn by surveyors