This county has the largest temple in Asia, not many people know about it, have you been there?

time:2022-09-24 16:05:24 source:kilakilavilla.com author:Cross-country
This county has the largest temple in Asia, not many people know about it, have you been there?

In a small county town in Henan, there is actually the largest temple in Asia, which is unexpected for many people. This temple is not well-known in history, and its popularity is not high. It is not as famous as Shaolin Temple and Baima Temple, but its scale is larger than Shaolin Temple and Baima Temple. You can experience the words "Asia's largest" for yourself. . How can such a large temple be built in a small county town? There is a city of Zhumadian in Henan Province. To be honest, the name of Zhumadian is a bit ugly. It used to be called Runan, but now Runan is just a county town, which is different today. In the southeast corner of Runan County, there is a Nanhai Temple. Seeing the name, I feel that this kind of temple should be in the south. How can it be built in the north? Nanhai Temple was built in the Jiajing period of the Ming Dynasty (1545 AD). Another theory is that it was built in the Eastern Han Dynasty. In the Ming Dynasty, it was built by imitating the Nanhai Putuo Temple, so it was also named after the South China Sea, which still has its origins in the south. The archway of the mountain gate is 50 meters long and 31 meters high. There are four golden characters of "Nanhai Zen Temple" on it. This majestic mountain gate is also called the Peace Gate, which means to express world peace. The current temple was built in 1994 with a capital of 150 million yuan by Master Mingcheng of Guanyin Temple in Daxiangshan, Taipei. He is also a native of Runan in Zhumadian. The temple is a modern building. The temple covers an area of ​​more than 500 acres and is known as the largest Buddhist temple in Asia. There are 12 karma, 12 zodiac signs, and 12 bodhisattvas on both sides of the passage from Heping Gate, which has a total of more than 500 meters. Every visitor can find his own zodiac sign and birth date. After passing the passage, you can see the cooperation gate, which means that the two sides of the strait join hands to create a better wish. The cooperation gate is located on a central axis with the Tianwang Hall, the Mahavira Hall and the Guanyin Hall. The main building of the Nanhai Temple is the Daxiong Hall, which is a three-story building with double eaves. The Daxiong Palace occupies an area of ​​more than ten acres, which exceeds the construction scale of the Palace of Supreme Harmony in the Forbidden City, with a construction area of ​​6,400 square meters. In the Mahavira Hall, there is a tall sitting statue of Sakyamuni Buddha, which is 21 meters high and weighs 60 tons. It looks majestic. After the Daxiong Hall is the Guanyin Hall. As the name suggests, the Guanyin Hall is the place where Guanyin is worshipped. There is a thousand-handed Guanyin more than 12 meters high in the hall. I believe everyone is very familiar with Guanyin. Guanyin is the incarnation of compassion. According to legend, when anyone encounters any disaster, as long as he recites the holy name of Guanyin Bodhisattva with all his heart, he will be saved by Guanyin Bodhisattva. To the east and west of the Daxiong Hall are the Manjushri Hall and the Puxian Hall. The Manjushri Hall is dedicated to Manjushri, and the Puxian Hall is to the Puxian Bodhisattva. Together with the Daxiong Hall and the Guanyin Hall, these two temples have become the main buildings of the Nanhai Temple. Nanhai Zen Temple is a national 4A-level scenic spot. The fee is 40 yuan. There are many things to see in such a large temple. Whether you believe in Buddhism or not, you will have certain harvests when you come here.

(Responsible editor:Short trip)

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