The two most "effective" leading incense in China have been "burned" and become popular tourist attractions

time:2022-12-09 22:57:40 source:kilakilavilla.com author:Short trip
The two most "effective" leading incense in China have been "burned" and become popular tourist attractions

Incense culture, as an ancient sacrificial way of worshiping the gods and remembering ancestors, has been passed down in the Chinese folk for more than a thousand years. The common people hold a grateful heart, reverence a stick of fragrance, ask for children, study, and pray for the prosperity of the family. A good wish and spiritual sustenance. Legend has it that the most "effective" incense is the dragon head incense. Dragon head incense has two meanings, one refers to the column incense at 12:00 on the New Year's Eve, also called dragon head incense, which means prosperity, wealth and good luck. Another refers to burning incense on temples located on top of high mountains, or on cliff-like feet shaped like dragon heads, and the higher and more dangerous the mountain, the more "effective" the incense will be. To say that there are only two most famous dragon head incense in China, these are the dragon head incense of Wudang Mountain and the dragon head incense of Langshan Bajiao Village. Because of their famous, the dragon head incense in these two places has been "burned" into two famous humanities. Attractions, let us have a glimpse. 1. The dragon head incense of Wudang Mountain The dragon head incense of Wudang Mountain is known as the first incense in the world. Wudang Mountain has a profound historical background and cultural heritage. It was named Taiyue in the Ming Dynasty. It is the largest Taoist dojo in China and is known as the first mountain of Taoism. The Wudang School born here is also one of the important schools of Chinese martial arts, so Wudang Mountain is highly respected and one of the most famous religious mountains in China. Wudang Mountain is peculiar and steep, with its golden top and one peak rising to the sky. The surrounding peaks are guarded and Taoist temples are densely covered. It is surrounded by clouds and mist all the year round, like a fairyland. Therefore, Wudang Mountain has also become an ideal place for Taoists to pursue immortality. Continuously, and the most sought after is the leading incense here known as "the first incense in the world". Wudang Mountain Longtouxiang is located in the Nanyan Palace of Wudang Mountain, also known as the "Great Saint Nanyan Palace". The stone hall of the Rock Palace is the largest stone hall in Wudang Mountain. It is still well preserved after 700 years. It is said that during the Tang Dynasty, Lu Dongbin, one of the Eight Immortals, once cultivated here and realized the Tao. Outside the stone hall of Nanyan Palace is a cliff. There is a stone beam nearly three meters long hanging out from the stone hall. The stone beam with a width of about 30 centimeters is carved with dragons and phoenixes. This is the dragon head stone called dragon head incense. In 1314, it was carved by ancient craftsmen using carving techniques such as round carving, hollow carving and shadow carving. The dragon head incense is like two dragons side by side. It is said that these two dragons are the mounts of Emperor Xuanwu. There is an incense burner at the top of the dragon head. Below the incense burner is the abyss. , People with acrophobia will fall off a cliff if they are a little careless. The wonders and adventures of dragon head incense, coupled with myths and legends, have attracted pilgrims to show their devotion to the first incense in the world, and risk their lives to burn dragon head incense. For hundreds of years, dragon head incense has always been strong, especially Every year on the second day of the second month of the lunar calendar, when the Dragon King in charge of Yunyu raises his head, pilgrims gather here, and there are countless people who fall into the cliff in order to offer incense. During the Kangxi period, it was forbidden to burn dragon head incense, and it was specially erected here. Passed the inscription "Forbidden Burning Dragon Head Incense". As a famous scenic spot in Wudang Mountain, the dragon head incense can only be visited by tourists, and it can no longer be used for incense. In order to protect the safety of tourists, the front of the dragon head incense has been fenced to prevent tourists from entering. There is also an incense burner in the safe place inside the scenic spot. In addition to visiting, tourists can also satisfy the wishes of pilgrims to worship incense. 2. Langshan Bajiaozhai Longtou Xianglang Mountain is located in Langshan Town, Xinning County, Shaoyang City, Hunan Province. It is a national 5A-level scenic spot. It belongs to the typical Danxia peak forest landform, stone forest communities, limestone caves, mysterious canyons and beautiful scenery. The flow of Fuyi River constitutes a unique natural landscape of clear water and Danya, which was listed as a World Heritage Site on August 2, 2010. In particular, the scenery of Bajiao Village is the most beautiful in Langshan Mountain. Bajiao Village is named after its main peak with eight upturned feet. The mountains here are majestic and magnificent, and there are often sea of ​​clouds, cloud belts, cloud waves, cloud lakes, and Buddha lights. It is one of the most beautiful Danxia landforms in China. It is also a popular destination in Lingnan to escape the heat in summer and enjoy snow in winter. The most legendary is the dragon head incense here. Bajiaozhai Longtou Incense is built on a cliff at an altitude of 818 meters. It is far and wide, attracting many pilgrims to come here. The dragon head incense in Bajiao Village extends for more than 50 meters from the cliff before reaching the incense burner. Although the distance is not long, it is extremely steep. The cliff is like a knife cut. The narrowest part is only 10 cm wide. The bottom of the abyss is easy to slip down if you are not careful, so this section is also called "Dragon's Back". The location of Longtou Incense in Bajiao Village is extremely dangerous. Even the daring pilgrims who are skilled in the art have to use their hands and feet to burn incense, but more pilgrims are afraid of it, which also gave birth to the most special profession in the world. : The person who lights the incense, specializing in offering incense on behalf of tourists and pilgrims. "The person who lights the incense" is a Taoist priest in the mountains. Here, it is entirely based on his own courage and experience to serve the dragon head incense for the tourists and pilgrims. Of course, the pilgrims have to pay a certain amount of remuneration. It's been years and I haven't encountered any danger so far. Taking into account the safety of tourists, the scenic spot has banned non-professionals from burning incense at the dragon head. Welcome to pay attention to the monsoon in Muztagh, let us see the world together.

(Responsible editor:Snow and ice)

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