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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Tianchi Temple Reconstruction

 | 2022-04-24 | View: 594

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On the morning of April 20, 2022, Tianchi Temple in Mogan Mountain, which is directly under the leadership of Zhejiang Buddhist Association, held a groundbreaking ceremony for the reconstruction project of the temple. The Chairman of Zhejiang Buddhist Association Venerable Master Guangquan presided over the cleansing ceremony. 

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The Chairman of Zhejiang Buddhist Association Venerable Master Guangquan delivers a welcome speech and introduces the reconstruction project.

After the cleansing ceremony, Venerable Master Guangquan delivered a welcome speech and introduced the reconstruction project to the audience. The Deputy Director of Ethnic and Religious Affairs Committee of Zhejiang Province Zhong Xinzhang and the Deputy Director-General of Zhejiang Provincial Government Offices Administration Liu Wenbo delivered a speech respectively, expressing congratulations on the project. After that, the project leaders and guests to the ceremony unveiled the plague and earthed up the foundation stone together. 

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The Deputy Director of Ethnic and Religious Affairs Committee of Zhejiang Province Zhong Xinzhang delivers a speech

After the cleansing ceremony, Venerable Master Guangquan delivered a welcome speech and introduced the reconstruction project to the audience. The Deputy Director of Ethnic and Religious Affairs Committee of Zhejiang Province Zhong Xinzhang and the Deputy Director-General of Zhejiang Provincial Government Offices Administration Liu Wenbo delivered a speech respectively, expressing congratulations on the project. After that, the project leaders and guests to the ceremony unveiled the plague and earthed up the foundation stone together. 

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Tianchi Temple, situated in Mogan Mountain National Scenic Spot, has a history of over 700 years. According to historical records, Tianchi Temple was founded during the Zhishun Era in the Yuan Dynasty (around 1330-1333). Since its foundation, eminent Buddhist masters, such as Wengxin and Yuzhi, greatly contributed to the vigorous development of the temple. Despite ups and downs in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the temple attracted numerous scholars and literati, who left poems, anecdotes, travel notes and stone inscriptions during their visits, adding to the richness of the profound culture of the temple.

It is firmly believed that after the reconstruction, Tianchi Temple will become an important icon characteristic of the Buddhist culture in the near future, contributing to the sound development of Buddhism in Zhejiang Province.