2016/11/03

The Temple of Land God

 

The temple of Land God is the place where the God of Land is enshrined and worshipped. Some temples are built with four stone slabs and some have no images of the god inside but a wooden board bearing the title of a certain land god. The board is about one chi long and two cun wide. In some areas, where there isn’t enough fund for building a temple, people place an earthen jar upside down on the ground and dig a hole on the jar, putting the memorial tablet of the Land God inside. The most luxurious temple of Land God is the one outside Xuanwu Gate in Beijing. Built in the Yuan Dynasty, it’s a triple-hall temple with imposing grandeur.

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