Buddhist and Buddhist Temple- The Sanzu Temple
Category:History and Culture

Sanzu temple, which was originally called SanGu temple, is located in the north of the country village 9km away from the western county.

According to ancient historical records, an alchemist and a monk called Bao Zhi wanted to set up Taoist rites here. So, the emperor Liang Wu Di asked both of them to demonstrate their own magic powers. Whoever won would be able to stay. So, the alchemist flew the white crane, while the monk threw his tin stick. At first, the crane flew ahead, but when it was going to land, the sound of the tin stick surprised it. Then, the tin stick landed first while the crane stopped somewhere else. So, Bao Zhi got the right to set up temples here. In the 2nd year of Da Tong, it was named ShanGu temple. In the early northern Zhou, the Buddhist Cui Sanzu came here to study Buddhism alone, and formally settled here in the 10th year of the emperor of the Sui Dynasty. He later passed his robes to Si Zu, Dao Xin, in the first year of Qianyuan's reign in the Tang Dynasty, the emperor Tang Suzong conferred on the temple the title of “San Zu Shan Gu Buddhist temple of Qian Yuan”. Since the initiation of Bao Zhi, San Zu temple has remained prosperous for almost 1500 years and remained number one of all the temples in the country.

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