Shavaryn khuree

Read in Mongolian

Name(s) of Temple :
Shavaryn khuree,

Rinchen Number :

Rinchen Name :
Shavaryn khuree

Type of Temple :
Monastic School

Aimag Temple located in :

Sum Temple located in :
Tsetserleg soum

Old Aimag Name :
Zasagt Khan

Old Sum Name :
Erdene duuregch vangiin khoshuu

Description of location :
The sum centre is 58 km. from the country’s border. Shavariin river comes across 20 m. to the west, Khorkhoiliin Zuraa Mountain is to the east, Shavariin Am and Nogoon River to the south. The sum Tsetserleg is located on the north border of the 2nd Brigade and is part of an open plain zone. An owoo, Nogoon Goliin (Green River), is located 3 km. southwest of the temple site.

GPS readings :
North 50° 41’  East 100°  94’

Estimated site dimensions (metres) :
Side1: У 8 Side2: Ө 6 Side3: У 7 Side4: Ө 4 Side5: Side6:

Revived temple on site :

Status of site at time of survey :
The dirt embankment which makes up the three temple bases is slightly convex and the entrance foundation stones remain almost intact. The temple base is covered by densely grown plants and grass which makes it hard to spot from a distance.

Date of founding the monastery/temple :

Date of closing and destroying the monastery :
Огноо хаагдсан: 1937 - Ярилцлагын дугаар:
Огноо хаагдсан: 1950 - Ярилцлагын дугаар:

Old monastery/temple revived:

Үүсгэн байгуулагч хүний нэр болон цол хэргэм (мэдэгдэж байвал):

Date of Reviving:

Monks in Old Temple :
15-20 monks
15-20 monks

Notes :
The main temple was called “Gandandarjaalin” which is also called by the locals Kharuuliin Khural ( The Warden Temple) because it was the only temple along the northern border. When the temple was established, it was built for “Tsagiin Khural” a ritual practiced by Tesiin Khuree branch. The monks were stripped of their titles and arrested in 1937 resulting in the temple closure. The building materials were used by the farm union for fuel until 1950s. Before this closure, the temple’s unzad (chanting master) was Gombodorj and its khamba (abbot) was Ochir tsorji.

Form Number :
ХӨЦЦ 028

Survey Team :
Team E


Oral History :

Газрын зураг / Map