Do you a worshipper of Buddhism. If you do, you should visit Nanputuo Temple when you have a China travel.
South Putuo or Nanputuo Temple (Nán Pǔtuó Sì 南普陀寺) is a famous Buddhist temple founded in the Tang Dynasty in the Chinese city of Xiamen. It is so named because it is south of the Buddhist holy site Mount Putuo in Zhejiang Province. South Putuo Temple located under the Xiamen Wulao Peaks (wǔlǎofēng 五老峰) the main temple is Bong Goddess of Mercy, Zhejiang Zhoushan Putuo Mountain, south of and located in one of China's four Buddhist temples, it is known as the South Putuo Temple.
South Putuo Temple Main Hall building has the typical sign of "Minnan (Mǐnnán 闽南) Temple " characteristics: a clear picture “shadow shake the wind” and Landscape just as birds standing on flowers and birth of Buddha Muni story comics on the wall; roof is the meniscus warped, Ziyan volley. seem lightweight and clever; compact, pay attention to skills, roof nine carp of Long patterns are cut porcelain inlaid; building materials derived local granite, green bucket stone, beams, columns, foundation, brackets, railing alone with unique characteristics. South Putuo Temple enjoys highly reputation each year the temple will hold a grand event in some important days, for example, in February 19th lunar calendar, June 19 and a buddism godness Guanyin Festival in September 19. The temple is fronted by a lovely lotus-flower-filled lake. In front of the courtyard is the twin-eaved Big Treasure Hall (Dàxióng Bǎodiàn 大雄宝殿), presided over by a trinity of Buddhas representing his past, present and future forms. Behind rises the eight-sided Hall of Great Compassion (Dàbēi Diàn 大悲殿), in which stands a golden 1000-armed statue of Guanyin, facing the four directions.
Nanputuo Temple History
During the remaining years of the Tang dynasty, Nanputuo Temple History the monks who inhabited the place had established it into a Buddhist sacred land. It used to have different names. In 1622, around the beginning of the Qing dynasty, general Shi Liang provided funds to rebuild the temple, where the Bodhisattva Guanyin was mainly worshipped. The general named it after the Buddhist holy site Mount Putuo of Zhejiang Province, which is considered the abode of Guanyin .In 1924, Hui Quan was appointed the first abbot of the South Putuo Temple and other masters like Hong Yi and Yin Shun taught here. The temple underwent further renovation in the 1980s.
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