The Mongolian Flag
The Soyombo symbol (Mongolian: Соёмбо) is a special character in the Soyombo alphabet invented by Zanabazar in 1686. The name "Soyombo" is derived from Sanskrit svayambhu "self-created". It serves as a national symbol of Mongolia, to be found on the Flag of Mongolia, the Emblem of Mongolia, and on many other official documents.
- The three-pointed fire on the top of the Soyombo (the golden symbol on the flag) symbolizes flourishing of all people young and old-past, present and future.
- The sun and moon under the fire depict the everlasting blue sky and indestructibility of Mongolia.
- The triangle is described as a sharp spear-head used to protect the nation from an enemy.
- The small shield-like rectangle represents honesty, stability and loyalty.
- The yin yang circle encloses a male and female fish. It is a sign to be alert and have a big family.
- The two vertical rectangles on the outside represent a wall as strong as iron.
- The central blue band on the flag is described as the eternal blue sky, while the side red bands represent the ability of Mongolia to thrive in its harsh environment.