Mongolia Flag: Flags are important symbols of countries. They signify the identity, independence, and sovereignty of a nation.
In many cases, the design elements of a flag also represent the important values, history, and government of a nation
In 1921 a communist government came to power and introduced the Red Banner, but the 1911 flag restored in 1924.
During World War II, Mongolia adopted a flag (1940–45) resembling those of member states in the Soviet Union, which it seemed Mongolia was likely to join. In 1945,
Blue associated with the Mongolian people as a symbol of the open skies under which they traveled throughout Central Asia.
Mongolia also utilized yellow in its flags, as a symbol of the Dge-lugs-pa (Yellow Hat Sect of Tibetan Buddhism), which popularized there in the 16th century.
In 1911, when the modern Mongolian state first established, its yellow flag bore in the center in blue a traditional emblem known as the soyombo (or soyonbo).
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This consists of figures (flame, sun, moon, yin-yang, triangles, and bars) representing philosophical principles inherent in Mongolian culture and religion.
Below the soyombo was a lotus blossom, symbol of purity.
However, the soyombo of the 1924–40 flag was shifted toward the hoist and represented in yellow for greater visibility.
The lotus was removed and, above the soyombo, the usual communist star was added.
The red background replaced by equal bars of red-blue-red, symbolizing communism and Mongol nationalism.
That flag continued in use after the overthrow of the communist regime until February 12, 1992.
The only change made in the flag at that time was the removal of the yellow five-pointed star, which no longer reflected political realities.
This flag consists of 3 vertical colored stripes: red, blue, red. Within the left-hand stripe is the
Buddhist Soyombo symbol, which has become the national symbol of Mongolia.
The Soyombo symbol and the colors of the flag manifests Mongolia’s Buddhist heritage.
The blue symbolizes the colour of the land of the blue sky. It has Buddhist associations with the sky, purity and healing.
Blue prayer flags left on Buddhist ovoos throughout Mongolia.
Visitors may be given a blue flag by a local, a special gesture meaning their prayers are with you.
The red symbolizes freedom and advancement.
No doubt the communists were content to leave it on the Mongolia flag from 1920s to 1990s due to its associations with Socialism
There is a surprising amount of variation in the interpretations of this symbol: every source seems to have its own spin on things.
a Buddhist lama created the Soyombo symbol over 300 years ago.
And most religious scripts and records burned during Communist repressions, so it’s impossible to reach a definitive answer.
The soyombo (or soyemba) is the national emblem of Mongolia. Its origins are close to Lamaism.
The various elements of the design regarded as having mystical meanings.
Individually, parts of the design also may be related to brands of ownership placed on horses and cattle.
The star at the top of the modern soyombo is a recent addition to the traditional symbol; it represents socialist revolution.
Below that, a fire symbol has multiple significance.
It represents revival and growth, and also the family hearth and the continuity of the people.
The fire has three tongues of flame, symbolizing past, present, and future.
Below the fire are symbols of the sun and moon, links to the pre-Buddhist nature religion of the Mongols.
In ancient Mongolian symbolism, an arrow or spear pointing to the ground meant death.
In the soyombo, two downward-pointing triangles signify death to the enemies of the Mongols.
Two horizontal rectangles represent honesty and fairness between rulers and the people.
Set between the two horizontal rectangles is the Chinese sign of yin and yang, representing dark and light, female and male, cold and hot – the unity of all opposites in the cosmos.
In Mongolian symbolism, the figures in the yin-yang circle represent two fish which.
Because fish never close their eyes, signify reason and wisdom. The two vertical rectangles represent a fortress, recalling the old.
The Soyombo symbol is part of a special Mongolian alphabet called the Soyombo script.
Mongolians of course currently use the Russian Cyrillic script, and the more commonly-known ancient Mongolian script is a script separate from the script containing the Soyombo symbol.
Inner Mongolia today and originated from the Uighur alphabet use the Mongolian script
The Soyombo script includes the symbol on the Mongolia flag and created by Zanabazar, a Buddhist leader in Mongolia who died in 1723.
Zanabazar was very powerful, and remains one of the most famous historical Mongolian figures after Ghenghis and Kubilai Khan.
He sent to Tibet by Buddhist lamas, and returned to lead the Mongolian lamas and even commanded his own army.
He commissioned monasteries all over the country (most were later destroyed by the communists) and was also a brilliant artist and scholar.
In between religious teachings he also managed to paint and sculpt some of the best Asian artworks of the times, and invent his own script.
Legend has it that Zanabazar saw the script written for him in the sky.
He wrote the script to reflect the intonations of the Mongolian language.
It proved difficult to use and its use limited to decorative inscriptions.
You can still see some elements of the script carved into the few monasteries that remain in Mongolia.
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