An ancient temple in Hunan, hearsay origin and Ming Wudong dream related, qi Baishi poetry club site

2022-05-02 0 By

There is a temple in Xiangtan that is said to be guarded by five dragons and was once the poetry club of qi Baishi, a world-famous painter.How could such a small temple be guarded by five dragons?And how to keep qi Baishi such a world famous?Dajie Temple, located in Wulong Mountain, Xiangtan County, one of the four famous Temples in Xiangtan, is a key temple in China, and also a famous buddhist shrine and cultural center.The Wulong Mountain around it, beautiful scenery, mountains entrenched, looks like five dragons around the hinterland of the Temple play.”Xiang Tan Wulong Mountain tablet” said that “the spirit of Zhong Hengyue, Yu Xiang water show”, meaning a collection of mountains in one, and xiangtan boundary beauty, this is a very high evaluation of wulong Mountain.Dajie Temple was built in the fifth year of Chongzhen of Ming Dynasty with a history of about 400 years ago. Located in the hinterland of Wulong Mountain, dajie Temple is not only a place to escape the heat and enjoy the cool, seek kindness and ask Buddha, but also an excellent feng shui treasure place.And temple interdependent, a mountain alongside water, water soft mountain temperature, boundless wind and moon.Dajie Temple is not only a unique Buddhist temple, it has always been a place for scholars to rest, was the world’s cultural master Qi Baishi poetry club site.On the left side of the main hall of tianwang temple, there is a partial hall named Shishe.During the Reign of Emperor Guangxu of the Qing Dynasty, due to internal and external troubles, the Qing government completely collapsed, and the people suffered greatly.The longshan Poetry Society was founded by seven scholars headed by Qi Baishi.Qi Baishi was the president of the “Longshan Poetry Society” at that time, and the seven scholars in the poetry Society were called “Longshan Seven Sons” by the people in this area.The poetry club’s activities continued here for five years, paving the way for Qi Baishi’s future as a master painter.And about this temple, there is a legend.It is said that the Bodhisattva of Wulong Mountain is the Xuan Emperor Bodhisattva. At that time, the Taoist temple of Xuan Emperor Bodhisattva was still in Yue Wu Ting. Emperor Wu of Ming Dynasty came to the South Yue Temple to offer sacrifices, passing through Yue Wu Ting and staying here.At night, he had a strange dream. In the dream, Xuan Emperor Bodhisattva told him that Yue Wu Ting was inconvenient, bustling and noisy, so he did not want to live here and would like to move to wulong Mountain.Ming Wuzong woke up, the second day to explore the Five Dragon mountain, go to the foot of the mountain, there is a small snake, wu Zong followed the small snake all the way around, until the mountain area appeared a small temple, small snake entrenched in the temple unwilling to leave, Wu Zong guess is the Xuan Emperor Bodhisattva want to practice in this.After returning to the palace immediately ordered, given incense field 360 mu, but also ordered two vassal Kings to build temples, built three main hall, respectively worship Guanyin, Xuan Emperor, Guan Yue, but also given a plaque “protect the country and the people”.During the Qing Dynasty, it was rebuilt several times, including donglin, Xilin and many partial halls, with a total of about 120 rooms.It was not until the Great Leap Forward period that dajie Temple was looted and even turned into a rural forest farm.Until 1994, dajie Temple was rebuilt by the monks and nuns who came to the temple, with a cost of 3 million yuan, and the construction of daxiong Hall, Tianwang Hall, Chanting Buddha Hall and so on. The ancient temple blends with the green shade of the mountain, with fireworks, birds’ song and fragrance of flowers, and restores the appearance of the pure land on earth and the Brahma palace on earth.After the reconstruction, it was listed as a key place for Buddhist activities. In order to facilitate people to worship Buddha, two roads around the mountain were built, which can directly reach the temple.In 1997, three new doors, free life pool, cultural gallery, etc., cornice, magnificent, covering an area of more than 80 mu, sitting south, attracting visitors monks.Unfortunately, the only visible historic site here is a century-old ginkgo tree in the center of the temple. This precious double-leaved ginkgo tree was planted by Master Huian, the first ancestor of dajie Temple. It is also called husband and wife tree because of the meaning of double-leaved trees, which has a history of more than 400 years.Autumn ginkgo presents a dazzle of gold, the autumn wind when fluttering shake to fall over the whole yard, a time the whole temple seems to be shrouded in this golden umbrella, breathtaking beauty;However, when the weather turns to severe cold, the frosted ginkgo leaves will show clusters of withered yellow, but unlike the usual withered withered leaves, the branches of ginkgo look more upright in winter, even after heavy snow, the branches are still straight and strong.Today, dajie Temple incense incense, there are various poets and painters to recite poems here, is a religious and cultural blend of buddhist holy land, xiangtan area has become a unique cultural landscape, tourists from all directions come and go, linger.An ancient temple in Hunan, hearsay origin is related to the dream of Emperor Wu of Ming Dynasty, is the site of qi Baishi poetry society is said to be surrounded by “5 dragons” temple, warm and cool, suitable, has always been a place for scholars to rest