DARIGANGA’S POETIC TRIADÜ.Hürelbaatar
What is the symbolism of Orion’s three hinds together in the sky?
From the 1970s until the 1980s, the “Gal” group
, whose works came together ina single confluence, organised around the so-called Dariganga Three. The “Gal”group was a central group, the central group was a stream, and this stream wasthe independent flow of literary writing called “GUNU”
, and this group of writersin the 1980s nowadays exercises the greatest influence on Mongolian literature.“Gal” was primarily made up of the writers Gombojavin Mend-Ooyo, OchirbatinDashbalbar and Danzangiin Nyamsüren, although there were other writers, poetsand critics also involved, such as Dagvadorjiin Tsogt, Bat-Ochirin Sundui,Yadambatin Baatar, Shagdarsürengiin Gürbazar, Lamjavin Myagmarsüren,Jümpüreliin Saruulbuyan, Jamsrandorjiin Oyuuntsetseg, Tseveendorjiin Oidovand Ürjingiin Hürelbaatar, and today it retains a loose structure. These names, Ithink, can show the type of connection which existed during the 1980s amongMongolian writers.We altered the course of the literature which had existed beneath the hardhelmet of ideology and, in order to reach new levels of skill and intellectualthought, we banded together and supported each other, one person filling in for anothers deficiencies, and we aimed to initiate a wholly new approach for awholly new era. Looking down from the heights we have now reached, we canconclude that history played a rôle in the realisation of these noble aims of “Gal.”In this, Dariganga’s Poetic Triad – Mend-Ooyo, Dashbalbar and Nyamsüren –formed a single harmnizing body, that theirs was a particular rôle, of a trio actingas the woven girth-strap of Dariganga’s poetry. In this way, Nyamsürenaddressed our question – “What is the symbolism of Orion’s three hinds together in the sky” – and he appears to have explained this triplicity, their reactivecharacters, through the following three solutions.
Homeland or, The Laws of Attraction
The special connection, the golden tether, between Mend-Ooyo, Dashbalbar andNyamsüren was that they were from the same homeland. In fact, the particular image, the special link they shared, was that they all breathed the air of Sühbaatar aimag. And in the breathing of this air was wellspring, the creativeflow which brought forth the life of Dariganga’s Poetic Triad. Indeed, thiswellspring, which bubbled up like Dariganga’s own Orgih Spring, turned the hillsand the rivers in Sühbaatar’s Ongon, Naranbulag and Asgat areas
upside down,and this flow of wisdom fermented away like the local yogurt. Not only we, butMongolian literature also, know better than even they the sandy hills of thestanding springs in Ongon, and Sunspring in Naranbulag, Dari Hill and Ganga
means “fire” in Mongolian.
GUNU was named after the book
Gol Us namuuhan Ursana
The River FlowsGently
) bu O.Dashbalbar.
The areas in which the three poets had been born.