Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Nezha Temple in Chonburi


Clip of the majestic pavilions in the courtyard of the Nezha Temple in Chonburi. This must be one of the grandest Chinese temples in Thailand and Southeast Asia.

Clip of the main hall inside the Nezha temple.
The Temple Gate.
The high Dragon Pillar that reach to the sky.
Mahayana monks chanting Sutras inside the main hall at the request of some devotees.
The bell tower. This bronze bell is many times bigger than a man!
Billboard outside with an introduction about this temple, which is quite a tourist attraction here.
Nezha lockets I chowed at the temple.

6 comments:

two_win22 said...

Beneath those colorful surfaces of the temple's walls are just cements, wood, stones, ... earthen stuffs, whereas hundreds of millions of people in China, India, Tibet, Africa and around the worlds have next to nothing to eat!

Where is our conscience?

Where is our compassion?

Where is our loving kindness?

Buddhas and Bodisattvas do not reside in these temples? What for?

Don't they know that offering just a piece of bread to the hunger can earn them immense merit?

The whole world will be burned down by this immense ignorant and arrogance?

Well, that is the way of Samsara!


Just try to remind!

hoangkybactien

Wayne Woo said...

In this world there will always be inequality btw rich & poor, as each being enjoys or suffers in accordance to the karma that they have previously accumulated. I'm sure rich temples such as these do their fair share of charity & social work for the good of the community.

APyoutube said...

May I ask: who is Nezha, and why are Mahayana monks worshipping him?

Wayne Woo said...

Nezha is a popular Chinese god.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nezha_(deity)
The monks are not "worshipping" Nezha, they're just chanting Sutras there for those devotees.

Piyush said...

Sanatan Dharma is the original culture of this world, and there was a time when it was spread throughout the world. People can find swastika in every culture like the American Indians, Greece, troy, Italy, Russia and many other countries have this symbol. Look at the 108 symbols of god in Sanatan Dharma and their origin. Things will become very clear about the origin of humanity in this world. It is time to free ourselves from the lies and deception spread throughout the world about our culture.


Dont forget, even today in Sanskrit and Hindi the words for Divorce and any other abusive words do not exist.

Arya samaj was made in the time period of 1800′s, when India was under complete domination of foreign rule. Arya samaj is the attempt to make sanatan dharma into a monotheistic religion, watered down its ancient methods to the very basic.
Look at the vatican square - it is the shiva lingum . It proves that it used to be a ancient culture of Sanatan dharma, which was taken over by the romans and converted.

Vatican - Vatica ie. Anand Vatica - garden of happiness. This was a forced transformation. Now people dont even remember. Only traces of truth remain.

Felix Tsung-Hsien Lim said...

The patronage of Nrezha orgianed from the hindu mythology of Naladabuera conquest of the sa naga dragon mnonaster kaliya which was introduced into china that accompained the spread of Mahnayna buddhsim in the Tang dynasty . This chinese legand of nezha predates to the conquest of the last tyrannical shang ruler bu Chiang tzi ya with the help of Nezha to overthrow the Shanf and establsihed the zhou dynasty . Chiang zi ya then became cannoise as a white tiger star spirit chinese astrolgy and occultic magical arts and this was almaged withthe Buddhsit epic of Neha as the avatar son of Visana tower lifting god-king which came into Chinese hsitoiry and hokien folklore.