Bunhwangsa Temple to open in Bodh Gaya

연합뉴스 / 2022-05-17 10:40:01
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▲ This photo, provided by Jogye Order, shows the bird's eye view of Bunhwangsa Temple in Bodh Gaya, India. The Main Hall of Bunhwangsa Temple, a traditional Korean-style Buddhist temple, will be completed next month in Bodh Gaya, India, known as the holy place where the Buddha attained enlightenment. The Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism announced on the 21st that it will hold the "Bunhwangsa Daeungjeon Completion Ceremony" on May 21st in Bodh Gaya, Bihar State, northeastern India. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

 

▲ This photo, shows the Bunhwangsa Temple in Bodh Gaya, India. The Main Hall of Bunhwangsa Temple, a traditional Korean-style Buddhist temple, will be completed next month in Bodh Gaya, India, known as the holy place where the Buddha attained enlightenment. The Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism announced on the 21st that it will hold the "Bunhwangsa Daeungjeon Completion Ceremony" on May 21st in Bodh Gaya, Bihar State, northeastern India. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

 

 

SEOUL, May 17 (Yonhap) -- Bunhwangsa Temple, a traditional Buddhist Korean-style temple, is opening in Bodh Gaya, India, where it is thought to be the place Buddha attained enlightenment.

The Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism announced on the 17th that it will be holding a ceremony for the completion of the main Hall of Bunhwangsa Temple at 9:00 a.m. on the 21st (local time) in Bodh Gaya, Bihar state, northeast of India.

The completion ceremony will be attended by about 150 people, including key leaders in the religion, including monk Wonhaeng, President of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism, monk Jeongmun, Chairman of The Central Council, monk Jeong Woo, the head of the spreading the religion overseas, monk Bongak, president of the National Bhikkuni Association along with abbots of various temples.

They will be stopping by Delhi, India as they head to Bodh Gaya.

In addition to the single-story main hall, there will be a two-story training center along with a public health center for local residents.

While the construction of Bunhwangsa Temple was thought to be delayed due to COVID-19, the completion was held without any major setbacks with the help of the Indian Institute Mula Sangha, said the Jogye Order.

The construction of Bunhwangsa Temple was promoted in 2019 when two female Buddhists, Seolmae and Yeonchwi, donated 5 billion won to the Jogye Order. Tongdosa Temple donated about 6,600 square meters of land for the construction of a temple in India.

Baekchun Cultural Foundation paid 300 million won to build the public health center at the Bunhwangsa Temple, and Korean Buddhists also contributed for the construction of Bunhwangsa Temple.

The construction of Bunhwangsa Temple is also the first achievement of the project pursued by the Jogye Order under the name of "Business of One Million Won."

Previously, the Jogye Order stated that "Bunhwangsa Temple was used as a space where traditional Korean Buddhist culture can be spread around the world, along with it being a place for worship and also a place where the local residents will be able to utilize its facilities."

Prior to the completion ceremony of the main hall of Bunhwangsa Temple, on the 20th, there will be a report or announcement of a ceremony to the Buddha in order to state the completion of the temple. After the completion ceremony, a groundbreaking ceremony for the public health center will be held.

As they plan to stay in India until the 23rd, Buddhist monk Wonhaeng, along with others will be making a pilgrimage to Sarnath, where Buddha first made the law after his enlightenment. The place is also known for Turning the Wheel of Dharma. 

 

 

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