Guiyuan Temple(Temple of Original Purity), situated on Cuiwei Street,
is one of the four biggest temples for Buddhist meditation in Hubei
as well as an important Buddhist temple in China. It centrally located
in Hanyang, Wuhan City and built 1658, made of five courtyards and
twenty-eight temple halls on an area of 20,000 square meters. It took
over 100 years to complete all the Ming and Qing Dynasty style buildings.
The layout of the whole plane is in a shape of Kasaya (a patchwork
out vestment, worn by Buddhaist monks). It was also destroyed and
rebuilt for several times and the current one was last renovated in
first was built in the early Qing dynasty (1644-1911) by two monks
named Baiguang and Zhufeng on the base of Sunflower Garden owned
by a poet, the temple got its name form Buddhist chants: "With
purity kept in mind, one has the thoroughfare everywhere."
Guiyuan Temple has survived through more than 300 hundred years
of repeated cycles of prosperity and decline, above all else, it
is always leading the other temple in Wuhan with prosperous public
worship, flourishing Buddhist ceremony and many pilgrims.
Buddhist Temple is a well -preserved ancient Buddhist Temple, and
the most important in the area and one of the most important in
the country. It represents one school of Buddhism. The name Guiyuan
Buddhist chants: "with purity kept in mind, one has the thoroughfare
is well known for its grand architecture, well preserved sculture
and rich collection of Buddhist sacred literature. Its scripture
hall keeps more than 7000 volumes of Buddhist Writings. The temple
enshrines a 105-ton white stone Buddha. In the Hall of Arhats, there
are 500 arhat statues in full length and with various vivid looks
and gestures. The temple is always leading other temples with prosperous
public worship, flourishing ceremony and many pilgrims.
say you can find you future life by just random start counting the
number of the arhats based on your age. If it is a smiling arhat,
you have a happy future; if it is a bitter face, you might bump
in some misfortunes.