Takhilt

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Name(s) of Temple :
Takhilt,

Rinchen Number :
17

Rinchen Name :
Narangiin khural (Takhilt lake)

Type of Temple :
Temple

Aimag Temple located in :
Uvs

Sum Temple located in :
Undurkhangai

Old Aimag Name :
Zasagt Khan

Old Sum Name :
Branch of Lu gun

Description of location :
The site is located in the area of Takhilt bag, Undurkhangai soum, Uvs aimag. The bag center is called Batsaikhan. The area where the site is located is also called Batsaikhan. The site is 50 km far from Takkhilt lake in north-east. The site is 5 km from the center of Takhilt bag. There is no worshipped mountain, river or tree. There is worshipped ovoo in front of Takkhilt lake and it is 5-6 km bag center. Local people call the ovoo Takhilt Lake Ovoo and it is worshipped each autumn. Last year the ovoo was worshipped on 1st of September. Takkhilt bag is 42 km from Undurkhangai soum center.  No one knows about the site. People who live in the center of the soum guess that the site is at the center of Takhilt bag. The Guard of Takhilt bag knows nothing about the site. So we could not take any measurements of the site.   

GPS readings :
North 48° 58’  East 095°  03’

Revived temple on site :
No

Status of site at time of survey :
Herders live and herd livestock during the autumn around the area. We came to the center of the bag and visited the family that stores the possessions of the herder families who come there but the watchman didn`t know about the temple. Takhilt bag had been built at that place in the 1960s. A club house, bath-house, office building, farming storehouse were built at the bag center. So it is not possible to see any visible remains of the temple. We were told the site of Narangyn khural might be on the shore of Takhilt lake 30 km from the center of soum. We couldn`t reach this place because of a bad road. It had rained a lot lately and road was difficult to reach there. The place where Takhiltyn Narangyn khural was is 30 km far from in the west the Tsagaan nuur bag center of Undurkhangai soum. We met a watchman of Tsagaan nuur bag at the center of Takhilt bag and asked about “Bayan airagyn khural or Khalzangyn khural”, which was recorded in B.Rinchen list but he didn`t heard anything about that. The centres of Takhilt and Tsagaan nuur bag of Undurkhangai soum are in the gobi region. In summer herders don`t settle down there, only in autumn families dwell around there. A few families stay there during the winter and spring. So we assume that the moving ger temples run the activities at the places such as center of Takhilt and Tsagaan nuur bag in autumn. But they follow and move with the herders at summer, winter and spring. We didn`t find any other specific information.

Date of founding the monastery/temple :
unknown

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

Old monastery/temple revived:
No

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

Date of Reviving:
Year : - Ярилцлагын дугаар:

Monks in Old Temple :
unknown

Form Number :
УВӨХ 110

Survey Team :
Team А

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