Rare Jade Buddha Temple

The Jade Buddha Temple is one among the Shanghai’s rare Buddhist temples, which have reduced through the years. The renowned Jade Buddha in the temple is supposed to have been carried by Buddhist monks from Burma and fitted it during the 1800s. The temple was re-built in 1918 after being conquered by the Qing dynasty. The temple still have houses two Buddha statues made from jade. There are total of seventy monks in the temple doing a variety of ceremonies all throughout the day. Rare paintings and prehistoric Buddhist writing can be found in the Jade Buddha Temple. More than seven thousand Dazang Sutras are being kept in the Jade Buddha Tower. Two squares are also there in the Temple with a total of three main halls.

The first hall of the temple is named as the Devaraja hall. This hall is wherever the four outer space kings are believed to have been buried. The Mahavira Hall, on the other hand, hosts the sculptures of the three Buddha’s bordered by eighteen statues. The third hall is the Jade Buddha loom where the well-known Jade Buddha is kept along with the Sutras. Both the Sitting Buddha and the Recumbent Buddha can be originated in the Temple. The sitting Buddha, fixed with whole white jade, is a picture of illumination and meditation. The Sitting Buddha is 190 centimeters far above the ground and it is exhausting a robe inlaid with precious emerald and agate.

The Recumbent Buddha, on the other hand, is 96 centimeters lengthy and is deceitful on his right side. The recumbent pose is also known as the ‘lucky repose’ and it represents the tranquilize face of the Buddha. The luxurious Hall of the temple is where the god of the 20 heavens is situated. The gods are enclosed in gold and they procession the eastern and the western sides of the hall.

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