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  White Horse Temple: ThingsAsian
A temple to this revered spirit, the White Horse or Bach Ma Temple (in Chinese, formerly used by the Vietnamese for literary or poetic purposes, bach means white and ma is horse), is located at 76 Hang Buom Street in the city's old quarter.
The central one is red and is the Mountain Goddess, the one in white is the Sky Goddess, and the one in green is Goddess of the Waters.
A half block to the east of the White Horse Temple is the former Cantonese Association house, of distinctly Chinese style.
www.thingsasian.com /stories-photos/1067   (1459 words)

 White Horse Temple - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
White Horse Temple (Simplified Chinese: 白马寺, Traditional Chinese: 白馬寺; pinyin: Báimǎ Sì; also White Horse Ministry) was the first Buddhist temple in China, established under the patronage of Emperor Ming in the Eastern Han capital Luoyang in the year 68.
In later periods, all temples came to use this character in their name and it was dropped from the names of government ministries.
The temple compound covers an area of 200 mu (13 hectares), and faces south.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/White_Horse_Temple   (528 words)

 White Horse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A white horse is depicted as the loyal mount of Prince Charming in fairy tale literature
The white wind-blown caps of sea waves are often described as white horses, for example in the Beaufort scale windforce 5 is described as "Moderate waves, many white horses".
White horses is the brand name of a clothing line for wind- and kitesurfers, taking its name from the weather phenomenon, since white horses are found when the wind is good to go play in the water.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/White_Horse   (581 words)

White Horse Temple (Baima Temple) is located 12 km away from Luoyang City.
White Horse Temple was regarded as the "originating court" and the "cradle of Chinese Buddhism" by the Buddhist disciples.
The gate of the White Horse Temple was built in Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) and it is three arches side by side.
www.homestead.com /litailiang/BaiMaSi.html   (1227 words)

 Temple of Heaven - Beijing, China
The Temple of Heaven, or literally the Altar of Heaven (Chinese 天坛; Tiān Tán) is situated in south eastern urban Beijing, in Xuanwu District.
The Temple of Heaven was last used for this purpose by the president of the Republic, Yuan Shikai, on the winter solstice of December 23, 1914.
The Temple of Heaven is the grandest of four great temples in Beijing, the others being the Temple of Sun in the east (日坛), the Temple of Earth in the north (地坛), and the Temple of Moon in the west (月坛).
www.sacred-destinations.com /china/temple-of-heaven-beijing.htm   (821 words)

 White Horse Temple
The White Horse Temple is located 12 kilometers away from the east of Luoyang City, Henan Province.
The construction of the temple started in the 11th year (68) during the Yongping reign of Emperor Mingdi in the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220).
The White Horse Temple, built after the style of Indian temples, was the place for She Moteng and Zhu Falan to translate Buddhist sutras and write sermons.
www.chinaculture.org /gb/en_travel/2003-09/24/content_34384.htm   (786 words)

 Baima Temple Pictures and travel information
Legend has it that white horses carried the first scriptures from India to this spot in 68 AD, hence the name (meaning White Horse Temple) and the prevalence of horse statues about the entire area.
The temple was initially built to house the two statues and the sutra books the explorers on horseback brought back with them from India.
Inside, the Temple complex is refreshingly peaceful and leafy with a large statue of Sakyamuni dominating the main hall.
www.muztagh.com /luoyang/baima-temple.htm   (296 words)

 White Cloud Temple
In 1788 the name of this temple was changed to "The Temple of Four Yu." Upstairs are the statues of the Three Qings; downstairs is the statue of the Jade Emperor.
The Temple for the Eight Immortals was built in 1808 for the Immortals, Zhong Li-quan, Lu Dong-bin, Zhang Guo-lao, Tsao Guo jiu, Han Xiang-zi, Lan Tsai-heh and Heh Xian gu (female.) There is also a separate temple for Immortal Lu in the Monastery.
Now the statues in the temple are the Sixty Celestials of Jia Zi, (sixty jia zi, a cycle of sixty years according to the Heavenly Stems and Early Branches which is also on the Chinese calendar,) and Dou Lao Primary Deity (female.) Dou Lao Primary Deity is in the middle.
www.qi.org /articles/white_cloud_temple.htm   (12498 words)

 ellisctaylor  WHITEHORSE
The most ancient of the known white horses of England gallops NW across the Berkshire Downs to ward off the demons of dark, death and decay.
The shape of the horse has changed slightly over the millenia as the trenches have been cleared and refilled so its original dimensions are lost.
The proximity of the White Horse which is almost certainly a tribute to the Celtic Horse Goddess (Epona, Rhiannon, Macha and Etain) of energy, power and fertility suggests that the hill was a place of worship, a temple.
www.ellisctaylor.com /WHITEHORSE.html   (1206 words)

 White Horse Temple presented in Civilization section
The White Horse Temple (Baima Si) in Luoyang, Henan Province, was the first Buddhist Temple in China.
When living quarters for the monks were built in the temple the following year, the temple was renamed Baima (White Horse) Temple so people could remember the white horse that carried back the Buddhist scriptures and the portrait of Sakyamuni.
The Qiyun Pagoda was built after the temple was renamed Baima Temple and is known as the first pagoda in China.
www.newsfinder.org /site/more/white_horse_temple   (1337 words)

 Vacation in Luoyang China with Asian Vacations, Inc.
Wuguan Hall, or the Hall of Abstinence is arranged along a central axis that extends northward inside the entrance are the Hall of the Heavenly King, the Mahavira Hall, the Receiving and Directing to Paradise Hall, the Vairocana Pavilion, and the majestic Hall of the Giant Buddha, with its upturned eaves and painted brackets.
The temple was built in 495, the 19th year of the reign of Emperor Xiaowen of the Northern Wei Dynasty and was named Shaolin because it is at the northern foot of Shaoshi Mountain and surrounded by densely growing trees (lin means forest).
It is said that Hui Neng, the sixth abbot of the Shaolin Temple, took a cypress sapling in his alms bowl from Guangdong Province and planted it in front of the main hall of the Temple of the Founder of Chan when he returned to the Shaolin Temple to pay homage to Buddha.
www.vacationsinchina.com /Luoyang_attractions.html   (4209 words)

 White Horse Temple
Established by the Han Dynasty in 68 AD when Buddhism started to spread, this temple is believe to be the first Buddhist temple built by the government in China.
White Horse Temple was regarded as the "originating court" and the "cradle of Chinese Buddhism" by the Buddhist disciples.
The gate of the White Horse Temple was built in Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) and it is three arches side by side.
english.cri.cn /725/2005/12/06/202@34778.htm   (903 words)

 Nicolas Gullett's Homepage- Louyang
Upon his traveling, he encountered the monks of Shaolin Temple but was disappointed by their lack of physical and mental discipline and inability to uphold the true ways of Buddhism.
Lying to the west of the temple, is the Pagoda Forest.
The Xiangshan Temple, with pines and cypresses around on the east hill at Longmen, was built by imperial court for burying the famous Indian Monk Dipoeluo in Wuzhou Period.
www.unc.edu /~ngullett/Louyang.html   (1263 words)

 AmericasLastDays.com - The White Horse Rider - 2006?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Overcomers ride white horses because their body is in submission to the spiritual man who submits to the Holy Spirit.
Although the man-child will be the first-fruits of the white horse riders in our day, the elect of the woman will also follow their Lord on white horses to finish off the judgment after the tribulation.
Since we harness the flesh of horses to do our work for us, the white horse represents the pure works and walk of the obedient flesh of men that are harnessed vessels for the Lord's use.
www.americaslastdays.com /whitehorse.htm   (3716 words)

 White Horse Temple in Luoyang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In fact, it is the first Buddhist temple ever to have been built on Chinese soil in 68 A.D., which has become a magical figure from that day on for the Chinese Buddhists.
At the entrance of the Temple there are two white stone horses.
At about 500 metres away from the temple and once you have gone past a nuns monastery built in the 90s, you will find the Qigongta Pagoda, and even though it is a simple construction it is very ancient, as it was built during the Tang dynasty.
www.chinaviva.com /eng/travel/luoyangwhite.htm   (221 words)

Surya driving his chariot pulled by seven horses is the subject of many carvings in Hindu temples, and it is well-known that the chariot of the Greek god Apollo in his role as Phoebus (phoibos) mover of the sun, was drawn by a team of horses, too.
It is recorded that the queen of the people of the horse had to perform a symbolic sexual act with the body of a sacrificed stallion that was believed to endow the earth with fertility and, by association, her husband with the solar essence that imbued him with kingly power.
Epona was a female horse deity of ancient Britain adopted by the Romans.
www.khandro.net /animal_horse.htm   (2498 words)

 Buddhist Channel | China | India to build Buddhist temple in China
Ma said the White Horse Temple, or Baimasi in Chinese pinyin, was an important witness of Sino-Indian friendship and Sino-Indian Buddhist cultural exchanges that have been further enhanced since the 1990s.
Shi Yinle, abbot of White Horse Temple, said construction of the new temple was an important and happy event as Buddhism had been introduced into China from India from the Whit Horse temple.
The idea to construct an Indian temple in the White Horse Temple complex was mooted by former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who came to Luoyang in 2003.
www.buddhistchannel.tv /index.php?id=1,1054,0,0,1,0   (382 words)

 Buddhist Channel | India | India to build Buddhist temple in China
The upshot: a Buddhist temple to be built by the government of India at Luoyang in central China?s Henan province, the very place that became the abode of two monks in 65 AD.
When completed, the temple is expected to become an enduring symbol of centuries-old Indian influence in China and epitomise how Buddhism from India became an integral part of Chinese culture and life.
The Baima Si or the White Horse temple is the same temple and was named so since the two monks were said to have brought Buddhist sutras.
www.buddhistchannel.tv /index.php?id=1,1022,0,0,1,0   (268 words)

 The Hindu : Opinion / News Analysis : India-China ties and a Buddhist resonance
The temple is in fact the first Buddhist monastery to have been built in the Middle Kingdom.
The next year, the emperor ordered the construction of the White Horse Temple in commemoration of the horses that bore the Buddhist relics to Luoyang, and to house the two Indian monks, Kasyapamatanga and Dharmaraksa.
During the Cultural Revolution (1966-76), the Chinese authorities equated religion with feudal superstition and temples across the country were razed to the ground, their monks flogged in the streets and sent off to remote outposts for hard labour.
www.hindu.com /2006/06/08/stories/2006060804371300.htm   (977 words)

 CNTO - China National Tourist Office
Temple of the White Horse was founded in the year 68, the eleventh year of the reign of Emperor Yongping of the Eastern Han Dynasty.
The current temple was rebuilt during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
The temple has some 100 halls and chambers and is located 7.4 miles east of Luoyang with its back against Mt. Mang and its front facing the Luoshui River.
www.cnto.org /luoyang.asp   (359 words)

 Bai Ma Temple China - China tourist & travel guide for Bai Ma Temple, China
The Temple, 12 km away from LouYang (a city of Henan province) was started to build in the Dong Han Dynasty (AD.68) and has a history of over 1900 years.
On the way to Louyang, some Buddhist Scriptures and Statues were carried by a white horse and a temple was put up in the second year.
There is a big bell hung in the air in Bafodian, hence, the "Ma Si Zhong Sheng" (the sound from the big Bell in White Horse Temple) has been very popular which has been one of the eight famous scenic spots of Lou Yang.
www.orientaltravel.com /province/city/area/Bai_Ma_Temple.htm   (378 words)

 Scenic Spots home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The temple, which went through several dynasties, is also famous for its Kung Fu.
Upon entering the mountain gate of the Shaolin Temple, the first hall one encounters is characterized by double eaves flanked behind by a Bell Tower (this tower holds a great bronze bell) and a Drum Tower (this tower holds an artistic drum).
From thence, the hall was also known as Long Ting (Hall of the Dragon) because of the Chinese belief that the emperor is the son of the dragon.
www.yunnantourism.net /scenicspots/sight_index.asp?sight_id=CN-27-03   (476 words)

 Soka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhism
In this temple, it is said, they accomplished the first Chinese translation of a Buddhist scripture-the Sutra of Forty-two Sections.
The temple was named Pai-ma-ssu, or White Horse Temple, because the two Indian monks were said to have brought Buddhist scriptures from India on the backs of white horses.
Later in China, in accordance with this tradition, temples with the name Pai-ma-ssu were built at Ch'ang-an, Chien-k'ang, and elsewhere.
www.sgi-usa.org /buddhism/dictionary/define?tid=114   (175 words)

 TrekEarth | White Horse Temple Photo
To express his thanks to the two monks and their white horse, the emperor ordered the building of a monastery which he named the White Horse Temple during the following year.
During this time, the two monks were busy translating sutras in the temple until they completed the Chinese sutra 'Forty-two Chapter Sutra', which attracted many monks and meant that the temple became a centre for Buddhist activity in China.
It is for this reason that the temple is honored as the 'Founder's Home' and the 'Cradle of Buddhism in China'.
www.trekearth.com /gallery/Asia/China/photo490018.htm   (188 words)

 White Horse Temple - Henan Province travel guide - China travel guide, Henan China travel services, Henan tours
The White Horse Temple, 12 kilometers east of downtown Luoyang, was the first temple built in 68 A., the 11th year
As legend has it, the Buddhist scriptures were carried by a white horse, hence the name.
Covering an area of 40, 000 square.meters, the temple has Qiyun Pagoda erected in the Jin Dynasty (1115-1234), a pair of sculptured white horses, the tombs of eminent monks from India, pagodas to enshrine Buddhist sutras, stone tablets carved in the Yuan and Ming dynasties (1271-1644) and bell tower.
www.chinaplanner.com /henan/hna_wtem.htm   (190 words)

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