Jade Buddha Temple,Shanghai 9/2013

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The Jade Buddha Temple: Jade Buddha Chan Temple, is a Buddhist temple in Shanghai, China. As with many modern Chinese Buddhist temples, the current temple draws from both the Pure Land and Chan traditions of Mahayana Buddhism. It was founded in 1882 with two jade Buddha statues imported to Shanghai from Burma by sea. These were a sitting Buddha (1.95 metres tall, 3 tonnes), and a smaller reclining Buddha representing Buddha's death. The temple now also contains a much larger reclining Buddha made of marble, donated from Singapore, and visitors may mistake this larger sculpture for the original, smaller piece.

During the rule of emperor Guang Xu in the Qing Dynasty (1875–1908), Hui Gen, an abbot from Mount Putuo went on a pilgrimage to Tibet via the two famous Chinese mountains Mount Wutai and Mount Emei. After Tibet, he arrived in Burma. Whilst there, Mr. Chen Jun-Pu, an overseas Chinese resident in Burma, donated five Jade statues of Buddha to Hui Gen, who transported two of them back to Jiang-wan, Shanghai. Here Hui Gen had a temple built with donated funds, and died shortly thereafter.

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Comments (10)

ԁk‒cam on October 26, 2013

Great shot - L

Kind regards, Finn

F. Zaman on October 27, 2013

Finn,thank you

---=XEON=--- on October 28, 2013

Like and gold star

F. Zaman on October 28, 2013

---=XEON=---, thank you very much

JC EBY © NO VIEWS! on October 28, 2013

A very beautiful shot!


Best wishes, Jean-Claude

F. Zaman on October 29, 2013

Jean-Claude,thank you

Faintlightofdawn on October 30, 2013

nice bold capture, liked, best wishes, Fai

F. Zaman on October 30, 2013

Fai,thank you

Antonio** on November 1, 2013

nice capture, well done

F. Zaman on November 2, 2013

tonysbk, thank you

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Photo taken in Changshou Road, Putuo, Shanghai, China

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  • Uploaded on October 25, 2013
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    • Taken on 2013/08/31 01:29:59
    • Exposure: 0.025s (1/40)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash