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Kanjur written with 9 precious stones

Registration year: 2013
Submission year: 
2012

Large collection of over 1600 works on ten great and small sciences of traditional Buddhism (philosophy, technology, logic, medicine, philology, astrology, model dance, poetics, Abhidarma, composition) created by ancient Indian and Tibetan scientists and panditas. It is the world's only copy and an important part of intellectual heritage of humanity, which demonstrates remarkable traditional methods of Mongolians to create books by using precious stones. This sutra includes many pictures such as deities, human beings and animals namely birds, tigers, tortoise, finely painted in various colors, expressing the ideals of philosophy, beauty and mercy. It proves that ancient and medieval Mongolian artists understood profoundly the compassion of Buddhism and power of internal intelligence.

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© National Library of Mongolia, Width: 19.2 cm, Length: 64.1 cm, Thickness: 14.7 cm.
Width: 19.2 cm, Length: 64.1 cm, Thickness: 14.7 cm.
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© National Library of Mongolia, Width 19.2 cm, Length 61.1 cm, Thickness 14.7 cm.
Width 19.2 cm, Length 61.1 cm, Thickness 14.7 cm.
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© National Library of Mongolia, Weight of one volume of Tanjur is 12 kg 400 gr.
Weight of one volume of Tanjur is 12 kg 400 gr.
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© National Library of Mongolia, Thickness 14.7 cm, 12400 gr = 12 kg 400 gr.
Thickness 14.7 cm, 12400 gr = 12 kg 400 gr.
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© National Library of Mongolia, One volume.
One volume.
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© National Library of Mongolia, 1st and 2nd pages.
1st and 2nd pages.
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© National Library of Mongolia, 2nd and 3rd pages.
2nd and 3rd pages.
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© National Library of Mongolia, 111 volumes of Kanjur written with 9 precious stones.
111 volumes of Kanjur written with 9 precious stones.
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© National Library of Mongolia, Last pages.
Last pages
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© National Library of Mongolia, Stone Stele Monument for Mongolian Tanjur
Stone Stele Monument for Mongolian Tanjur
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© National Library of Mongolia, Stone Stele Monument for Mongolian Tanjur
Stone Stele Monument for Mongolian Tanjur
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© National Library of Mongolia, Stone Stele Monument for Mongolian Tanjur
Stone Stele Monument for Mongolian Tanjur
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© National Library of Mongolia, Stone Stele Monument for Mongolian Tanjur
Stone Stele Monument for Mongolian Tanjur
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