Unique Objects from The Fine Arts Zanabazar Museum celebrating the Naadam Festival
His genius was remarked by the folk as he spoke the Jambal tsanjod (Ode to Buddha) by heart at the age of three. He also read sacred books and doctrines in Sanskrit and Tibetan. Setsen Khan (Wise King) Sholoi met his parents, exalted his own title of Gegeen (Saint) to Zanabazar and sent an envoy to Panchen Lama, informing about Zanabazar and asking for an opportunity to become the disciple of Panchen Lama.
The fifth Dalai Lama Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso, Panchen Lama Lobsang Choegyi Gyaltsen of Tibet and Naichun choijun identified Zanabazar as the reincarnation of the scholar Taranatha of the Jonang school of Tibetan Buddhism. He was exalted at the age of five as the First Saint Bogd Jebtsundanba of Mongolian Buddhism in Shireet Tsagaan Nuur (Throne White Lake) at the southern slope of Ikh (Great) Mongol Mountain.
At his exaltation of Mongolian Gelugpa Buddhism, his father Tusheet Khan Gombodorj offered 108 disciple monks as attendants to him and his three brothers each 30 families, which later became a tradition of Mongolian aristocrats and noblemen to offer attendant families from their own servants. The number of attendants to reincarnations of Bogd Jebtsundanba increased which later rooted the name of ‘Myriad Disciples’.
This painting is the most interesting artwork from among the paintings depicting Zanabazar and was created in woodblock printing technique in early 20th century.
The Fine Arts Zanabazar Museum
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