Biographical portrayal of Bogd Zonkhova on display at Bogd Khaan Palace Museum

Art & Culture
2021-05-21 14:29:40

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On the occasion of the annual International Museum Day, which falls on May 18, the Bogd Khaan Palace Museum has opened a new exhibition ‘Biographical portrayal of Bogd Zonkhova’. More than 40 items selected from a rich collection of the 8th Bogd Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, currently being stored at the Bogd Khan Palace Museum’s repository, are on public view for the first time. 

The exhibits on display include a 15 series of thangka paintings on silk telling the life of Bogd Zonkhova and depicting over 200 events in his life, and some other captivating gilded, brass cast and carved sculptures of Bogd Zonkhova. The exhibits have never been on public view since 1924. 

Tsongkhapa or Bogd Zonkhova (1357–1419), who is known and revered by Mongolians as latter, was a well-known and important Tibetan religious figure and a famous teacher of Tibetan Buddhism whose activities led to the formation of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. Tsongkhapa's writings comprise eighteen volumes, containing hundreds of titles relating to all aspects of Buddhist teachings and with the most famous being The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment.  

According to the Palace Museum Manager D. Enkhbayar, the Bogd Khan Palace Museum is planning to organize four major exhibitions this year, including the past exhibition organized on the occasion of the Tsagaan Sar holiday in virtual format. Two upcoming exhibitions are an exhibition ‘Biographical Thangka of Buddha’ for the Naadam Festival to be staged on July 11, 2021 and an exhibition for the 110th anniversary of enthronement of 8th Bogd Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, also known as Bogd Khan, which is to be organized on October 29, 2021. 

The exhibition will through May 28, 2021.