Namiryn khuree

Read in Mongolian

Name(s) of Temple :
Namiryn khuree,Damchaarinchendodgulin,

Rinchen Number :

Rinchen Name :
Namiryn khuree, Bishrelt vangyn khuree, Vangiin khuree

Type of Temple :
Monastic School

Aimag Temple located in :

Sum Temple located in :
Umnugobi sum

Old Aimag Name :
Zasagt Khan

Old Sum Name :
Durvud dalai khaanii khoshuu

Description of location :
The site was located at the end of Namiriin gol and the upper part of Khas Us lake in the valley that extends for 200-300 km. In 1931 the centre of Umnugobi sum was established at the site. Since then the monastery buildings were destroyed by the construction of new buildings of the sum. There are no sacred mountains in the area. This is the main Autumn place for the local herders. Namiraa river starts from the western part of the Kharkhiraa mountains. The river starts of as Orlogo river then, 10 km. from the sum centre, it becomes Namiriin river. The river runs into the Lake Khar Us. Due to the development of gold mines at the springs of the Orlogo river, there has been an influx of over 300 families, creating an ecological imbalance. The river is surrounded by several mountain ranges such as Seruun, Yargait, Yol and Baga Buural. The main dwellers of the area are Durvuds.

GPS readings :
North 49° 06’  East 091°  43’

Estimated site dimensions (metres) :
Side1: 22 Side2: 25 Side3: Side4: Side5: Side6:

Revived temple on site :

Status of site at time of survey :
Nothing is left from the core structure of the temples. Due to the construction of sum buildings and households, everything remaining from the old site was completely removed & demolished. It was not possible to take photos nor to sketch the site. Also desertification has caused some destruction.

Date of founding the monastery/temple :

Date of closing and destroying the monastery :
Огноо хаагдсан: 1937 - Ярилцлагын дугаар:001
Огноо хаагдсан: 1937 - Ярилцлагын дугаар:002
Огноо нураагдсан:: 1938 - Ярилцлагын дугаар:001
Огноо нураагдсан:: 1939 - Ярилцлагын дугаар:002

Old monastery/temple revived:

Revived temple register number:
УВӨГ 005 on the site УВХД 005 not on site

Үүсгэн байгуулагч хүний нэр болон цол хэргэм (мэдэгдэж байвал):
Нэр, цол хэргэм : УВХД 005 УВӨГ 005 Dembereliin Damdinsuren - Ярилцлагын дугаар:
Нэр, цол хэргэм : УВӨГ 005 Равсал лам - Ярилцлагын дугаар:

Date of Reviving:
Year : УВХД 005 1996 - Ярилцлагын дугаар: 003
Year : УВӨГ 005 1990 - Ярилцлагын дугаар:

Monks in Old Temple :
100 monks

Notes :
1.Namiriin gol is a medium-size river that passes by the east side of Umnugobi sum of Uvs province. In recent years it has been shrinking. The old namiriin khuree was located on the bank of this river and the elders in the area know the Tibetan name of the monastery. This name was given to the new temple that is built here. 14. Taking photos was not possible. But on the original spot of the old main temple, the new temple was built in the 1990. So we took some photos of the new temple and current surroundings as part of УВӨГ 003 form. There are some relevant materials about Namiriin khuree on pages 7-14 of the “Namiriin Uyanga” book.

Form Number :
УВӨГ 003

Survey Team :
Team А


Oral History :

Газрын зураг / Map