Exhibition displayed for 333rd anniversary of Soyombo script

Art & Culture
2019-10-10 17:49:53

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On the occasion of the 333rd anniversary of the Soyombo script, Zanabazar Fine Art Gallery in Ulaanbaatar hosts an exhibition ‘Soyombo - 333’ from October 4 to 10. The exhibition was held under the initiative of the Dashchoilin Monastery. 

Undur Gegeen Zanabazar, High Saint Zanabazar, the first theocrat or spiritual ruler of Mongolia created the abugida named ‘Soyombo’ in 1686 while staying at the Tuvkhun Monastery. Containing some 90 characters, the Soyombo script was used for writing Mongolian, Sanskrit, and Tibetan and had become a national symbol of sovereignty and had appeared on the national flag since 1921, and on the Emblem of Mongolia since 1960, as well as money, stamps, etc. It was the first Mongolian script to be written horizontally from left to right, in contrast to earlier scripts that had been written vertically.

Commemorating the 333rd anniversary falling this year, several events are being organized, such as academic conference ‘Undur Gegeen’s art of script’, ‘Soyombo – 333’ and launch of shining monument dedicated to the Soyombo script.