This name signifies something like Great Place of Complete Joy or Great Way to the Cosmos. Literally it can be translated as:
• - Gan = rejoyce - Dan = perfect - Teg = vehicle > Tegchin = Mahayna (Greater Vehicle) - Leng = island
The Migjid Janraisig Temple is an important part of Gandan Monastery. The temple houses the majestic new gilded statue of Migjid Janraisig, decorated with jewels. This 26 meter high 20 ton statue is a copy of another statue that was destroyed in the 1920's by communists.The statue was built with donations of Mongolian people as symbol of Buddhist revival in the mid 1990's.
More information: www.gandan.mn