Shivaa shireetiin khuree

Read in Mongolian

Name(s) of Temple :
Shivaa shireetiin khuree,Shireetiin khuree ,

Rinchen Number :

Type of Temple :
Monastic School

Aimag Temple located in :

Sum Temple located in :
Adjoining place between Undur Ulaan soum and Chuluut soum

Old Aimag Name :
Sain Noyon

Old Sum Name :
Said Vangiin khoshuu

Description of location :
The site is located at the place called Khureenii buuri which is 35Kms west of Undur Ulaan soum center and 45Km east of Chuluut soum.

GPS readings :
North 48° 51’  East 100°  20’

Revived temple on site :

Status of site at time of survey :
The site is located on the north bank of Chuluut river. The foundation platforms of the temples (now in ruins) are elevated 50 to 60Cm high above the ground and some foundation stones are still visible. There are ruins of eleven temples and religions buildings on the site.

Old monastery/temple revived:

Үүсгэн байгуулагч хүний нэр болон цол хэргэм (мэдэгдэж байвал):
Нэр, цол хэргэм : 3th reincarnation Shireet khutagt Namkhaidorj - Ярилцлагын дугаар: 001

Date of Reviving:

Monks in Old Temple :
around 800 monks
around 800 monks

Notes :
The monastery is named after Shivaa Shireet Khutagt who was one of the highest reincarnated lamas in Northern Mongolia. The monastery has a 250 years history and was a major Buddhist center in Said Vangiin khoshuu of Sain Noyon Khan aimag. The 3rd reincarnate lama, Shiree Khutagt Namkhaidorj, established the Shivaa Shireetiin Khuree in the bank of Chuluut river when he was 33 years old. In the past, both the tsam dance and Maidar (Maitreya) procession were conducted in the monastery. The tutelary deities of the monastery were Shri-Devi and Begtse Dharmapala (Jamsran). One of the tsam dances, the "butterfly dance", was performed in this monastery. This inclusion of woman in tsam dances was very rare in Mongolia. During the purges, the whole monastic complex was burned down. Some Buddha statutes made by Ongoodoi who was a Buddhist artist in this monastery, are now kept in the Arkhangai aimag center along with his tools.

Form Number :
АРӨУ 012

Survey Team :
Team E

Газрын зураг / Map