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‘Sutra Great Deity Tara’ inscribed in the Asia-Pacific Register of the Memory of the World

By B.TUNGALAG

Sixteen new documentary items from thirteen countries have been inscribed in the Asia-Pacific Register of the Memory of the World, during the 6th General Meeting of the Memory of the World Committee for Asia-Pacific, held from May 13 to 15 in Guangzhou, China.
The event had a record participation of more than forty delegates and observers from sixteen countries. From Mongolia, the Sutra Great Deity Tara was registered in the Asia-Pacific Register of the Memory of the World.
UNESCO’s Memory of the World Program is an international initiative launched to safeguard the documentary heritage of humanity against collective amnesia, neglect, the ravages of time and climatic conditions, and willful and deliberate destruction.
The Sutra Great Deity Tara was a Tibetan sutra of the Green and White Tara written by Mongolian philologist, a genuine member of the Institute of Sutra and Letters, former student of religious philosophy school at Gandantegchinlen Monastery in the early 20th century, S.Shagj (1886-1938).
The unique creation consists of a total of 8,228 characters included in 62 stanza poems, 250 lines, 5,718 alpha characters and 2,510 verse in Tibetan language.
The Sutra Great Deity Tara was registered to the List of Unique and Priceless Cultural Heritages of Mongolia in accordance with the government resolution No.118 in 2002.

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