As the symbol of the old-line Xian, Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a
well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. It is
located in the southern suburb of Xian City逸翠居, about 4 kilometers ( miles)
from the downtown of the city. Standing in the Da Cien Temple plex, it
attracts numerous visitors for its fame in the Buddhist religion, its
simple but appealing style of ctruction002402股票, and its new square in front
of the temple. It is rated as a ational Key Cultural Relic Preserve as
well as an AAAA Tourist Attraction.
This attraction can be divided into three parts: the Big Wild Goose
Pagoda皮肤粗糙缺什么, the Da Cien Temple, and the orth Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Big Wild Goose PagodaOriginally built in 652 during the reign of
Emperor Gaozong of the Tang Dynasty (618-907), it functioned to collect
Buddhist materials that were taken from India by the hierarch Xuanzang.
Xuanzang started off from Changan (the ancient Xian)国际连锁加盟, along the Silk
Road and through deserts火2, finally arriving in India防毒面具图片, the cradle of
Buddhism. Enduring 17 years and traversing 100 countries华山简介, he obtained
Buddha figures, 657 kinds of sutras, and several Buddha relics. Having
gotten the permission of Emperor Gaozong (628-68)初众, Xuanzang, as the first
abbot of Da Cien Temple天堂2转职任务, supervised the building of a pagoda inside it.
With the support of royalty美腿玉足, he asked 50 hierarchs into the temple to
translate Sanskrit in sutras into Chinese, totaling 1月光启蒙,5 volumes, which
heralded a new era in the history of translation. Based on the journey
to India, he also wrote a book entitled Pilgrimage to the West in the Tang
Dynasty, to which scholars attached great importance.
First built to a height of 60 meters (197 feet) with five stories四川美食大全, it
is now meters ( feet) high with an additional two stories. It was said
that after that addition came the saying-Saving a life exceeds building
a seven-storied pagoda. Externally it looks like a square cone, simple
but grand and it is a masterpiece of Buddhist ctruction. Built of brick,
its structure is very firm. Inside the pagoda, stairs twist up so that
visitors can climb and overlook the panorama of Xian City from the
arch-shaped doors on four sides of each storey. On the walls are engraved
fine statues of Buddha by the renowned artist Yan Liben of the Tang Dynasty.
Steles by noted calligraphers also grace the pagoda.
As for the reason why it is called Big Wild Goose Pagoda春天的味道歌词, there is a
legend. According to ancient stories of Buddhists, there were two branchesunusual,
for one of which eating meat was not a taboo. One day卡特琳娜攻略, they couldnt find
meat to buy. Upon seeing a group of big wild geese flying by, a monk said
to himself: Today we have no meat. I hope the merciful Bodhisattva will
give us some. At that very moment, the leading wild goose broke its wings
and fell to the ground. All the monks were startled and believed that
Bodhisattva showed his spirit to order them to be more pious. They
established a pagoda where the wild goose fell and stopped eating meat.
Hence it got the name Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Da Cien Temple
Da Cien Temple is the home of Big Wild Goose Pagoda. In 648, to memorate
the dead virtuous queen拟人句的好处, royalty ordered the building of a temple named
Cien (Mercy and Kindness)金的鱼钩读后感, for which the status and scale far exceeded
all others. Todaytpu材料, with an area of 2,14 square meters (8, square yards),
one seventh of the original area, it still retains its grandeur.
Before the temple尿血是什么病, there stands a statue of hierarch Xuanzang联发科cpu怎么样, the
meritorious hierarch. Walking on and across a small bridge中国交建股票, visitors will
see the gates of the temple. With guarding li, the temple seems stately
for li were said to function as talismans.
Entering the temple you will see two buildings-Bell Tower in the east
and Drum Tower in the west. Inside the Bell Tower hangs an iron bell 15
t ( gross t) in weight. It was molded in 1548 in the Ming Dynasty
(168-1644). Along the central axis are arranged the Hall of Mahavira,
Sermon Hall高标, Big Wild Goose Pagoda工业光魔, and the Hall of Xuanzang Sanzang. In
the Hall of Mahavira are three carved statues of Sakyamuni, and 18 arhats
as well as Xuanzang. The Sermon Hall is where Buddhist disciples would
listen to a sermon. A bronze statue of Amitabha is dedicated and a Buddha
statue is collected by Xuanzang as oblation. The Hall of Xuanzang Sanzang
is north of Big Wild Goose Pagoda. In this hall are Xuanzangs relic and
a bronze statue of a seated Xuanzang. The inner wall is chiseled with
murals depicting this hierarchs story. Renowned as the contemporary
Dunhuang Buddhist storehouse praised by UESCO, it is the biggest memorial
orth Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Surrounding Big Wild Goose Pagoda彩妆网, the scenery is also quite charming寂寞唱情歌,
especially the square north of the Da Cien Temple. Covering about 110奥美定取出价格,000
square meters (XX square yards) plus 20,000 square meters ( square yards)
of water area, it holds many records: in Asia两个又三个又四个又, it is the biggest
Tang-culture square, the biggest fountain and waterscape square, and the
largest-scale sculptures area. In the world申银万国旗舰版, it has the most benchesgrasse, the
longest light-belt放屁熊猫, and the largest-scale acoustic plex.
The entire square is posed of waterscape fountains三峡总公司, a cultural square,
gardens and tourist paths. There you can taste real Chinese culture and
traditi and fully enjoy the truly attractive views. With reliefs on
the theme of the prosperous Tang Dynasty, 200-meter-long (656-foot-long)
sculpture groups, 8 groups of sculpted figures动漫排行, 40 relievos on the land,
and 22 styles of musical fountains, it has bee a must-see when you visit
Big Wild Goose Pagoda.