Jokhang Temple

Jokhang Temple

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It has the supremacy in Tibetan Buddhism for every religious sect.
* History: Built from 647 AD
* Distance from downtown: 1.5KM from Potala Palace.
*Entrance fee:RMB85 P/P in high season(April21th-October 19th)            
  RMB35 P/P in low season(October 20th-April 20th )         
*Opening time:09:00~18:00
* Recommended Visiting Time: Two or Three hours
* Address: Barkhor StreetLhasa.
* Transportation:by walk
*  Best visiting time: June – October

 

 


The Jokhang Temple located in Barkhor Square,the center of Lhasa.There are so many devoutly religious come from everywhere in Tibet all the year round.It’s the supreme destination for Pilgrims.It was the first temple in Tibet,not belong to any Tibetan religious sect.It has the supremacy in Tibetan Buddhism for every religious sect.
It was originally built in 647 AD for The Nepali Princess Bhrikuti Devi by Songtsan Gambo。It is subsistent building from the most glorious Tubo period, also is the earlist Civil Engineering Structures,include Tibetan,Tang-dynasty,Nepali,Indic  architectural style,.It become model a classic to Tibetan religious construction.After the completion,it would be extended so many times during Yuan,Ming,QING dynaties,formed the scale with 25.1 thousand square meters.


The temple’s main hall faces to west, sits to east,it’s different the traditon from Han region. The mail hall is 4 floors tall,with other halls two sides,it appearances the ideal mode of Mandala in Buddhist.The gold-plated bronze wares of the roof and bracket set are Han style.bunkers and Carved beams are Tibetan style, Under the roof of the second and third floor,there are 103 wood caving with Neapli and indic style characteristic.
The life-sized statue of the 12-year-old Sakyamuni is enshrined in Jokhang Temple,which was brought in Tibet by princess Wencheng.The Sakyamuni Buddha was shaped when he was living,and he Enchanted it by himself.As such ,it is much precious,people consider that it’s no difference to see between image of the Sakyamuni Buddha and the Sakyamuni Buddha himself 2500 years ago.more than its value of cultural relics and history.


Lhasa is called” the holy land”, because of this Buddha.According to legend,when the Jokhang Temple was building,it was flooded many times.The princess Wencheng said that the whole Qinghai-Tibet Plateau was a lying Raksasi.The temple’s position of the lake is the heart of Raksasi,they should fill the lake to build the temple for quelling the succubus.Depended on goats,the lake was filled so that the Jokhang Temple was compeleted.The earlist name of Jokhang temple was “RASA”,“RA”means goat,”SA”means land in Tibetan laguage.Then the temple’s old name become to the city’s.And then later, because of the Buddha palace with Buddhist sutras,Bouddhanath,Buddha,more and more devoutly religious come to Worship,as sucn ,people think it’s buddha-stage,and they changed the name “RA”to “LA”,”LA”means”Buddha” in Tibetan laguage.So there are the name of Lhasa,finally.

Tips:
1.Please walk aroud clockwise.
2.Please take off your hat,sunglasses,gloves.
3.No photo.

 

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