Gannan: Brahma Pure Land’s Charm

Gannan is a highland sanctuary full of rich religious atmosphere, a charming land of Brahma, and a paradise for photography. There are Labrang Temple, the Tibetan religious and cultural center of Gan, Qing, and Sichuan regions, Langmu Temple, a Swiss town, and Geerdi Temple, across the river. During the Spring Festival, each temple hosted a large-scale Lunar New Year Falun Gong Festival, including the Sun Buddha, Liangbao Feast Festival, Scripture Meeting, Dancing Dance Dance Festival, and Butter Lantern Festival. This is the most lively time in Gannan.

Labrang Temple is located in the west of Xiahe County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province. It is located on the north bank of the Daxia River. The northwest mountain resembles an elephant. The southeast mountain resembles a pine forest. The Daxia River flows from west to northeast in a right-handed conch shape. It is an auspicious place in the eyes of the Tibetan people. Labrang Monastery was founded in the forty-eighth year of Kangxi in the Qing Dynasty (1709). It is one of the six major temples of the Gelug Sect (Yellow Religion) of Tibetan Buddhism. Its magnificent scale covers an area of ​​more than 80 hectares and is a national key cultural relics protection unit. After more than 280 years of construction and expansion, it has developed into a huge building complex with 6 major Zhacang (college), 48 Buddhist temples and sacrifice (living Buddha residence), and more than 500 monasteries. Two. In the west of the temple, there are Jiamu-like villas all over th e mountainside. Chonglou Guangyu, Jinwa Zhuzhu, and the walls are all red and yellow. The top of the temple is surrounded by copper and gold treasure jars.

There are more than 29,000 bronze Buddha statues in Labrang Temple, while there are 262 gilt bronze Buddha statues in the Red Palace. There are countless murals, piles of villages, and scroll Buddha paintings in the temple. Many are based on Buddhist stories and are precious treasures …

The buildings of the Mengla Temple belong to the Tibetan layout, and the architectural forms are mostly Tibetan, Chinese palace style and Tibetan-Chinese mixed style. The entire building complex is marked by white towers in the northeast and northwest. The tall sutra halls and Buddhist temples are all concentrated in the northwest direction. The main sutra hall of Wensi College is the center point.. The entire building complex has two kinds of wall structures: stone wood and civil engineering. All the sutra halls and Buddhist halls are made of thick walls made of blue quartzite. The colors are clean and simple, so they are simple and generous. In other words, there are brown and red low walls made of edible hemp around the top of the temple, which not only reduces the load of the house, but also shows a tall and beautiful appearance, which has a solemn and solemn religious atmosphere. The Great Jinwa Temple (the Maitreya Temple) is a model of the whole temple s Buddhist temple archite cture. It has strong Nepalese architectural features. The statue of the gilt Maitreya, which is about 10 meters high, is a masterpiece of Nepalese craftsmen.

There are 7 large-scale pujas at Labrang Monastery every year. Among them, the first lunar prayer puja and the July Dunbaizha puja are the most grand. On the third day of the first month of the first month of the lunar month, the monk chants all the monks in the Scripture Hall six times a day, and there will also be activities such as releasing, bright Buddha, dancing the king of dance, and butter lantern festival.

The eighth to sixteenth days of the first lunar month after the Spring Festival are the days when ceremonies are held in temples in Gannan. Various folk activities are dazzling and the most lively time. The eighth day is the Release festival, the 13th is the Buddha s Festival, the 14th is the French dance, the 15th is the butter flower lantern festival and the heap of embroidery, and the 16th is the Zhan Xiangba (Mille). Pray and other activities.

During the Spring Festival, the temperature around Ta er Temple is around 15 ℃ ~ 10 ℃. Please prepare winter clothes and commonly used medicines (cold medicine, gastrointestinal medicine, lip balm, rhodiola, masks);

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