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Town God's Temple Temple Xi'an New Year customs

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Temple lunar month every year, fifteen, April eighth day, August Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional temple fair every meeting, for three days, was held on a regular basis thanksgiving game play points. New Year blessing temple, gathered a lot of traditi

Temple lunar month every year, fifteen, April eighth day, August Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional temple fair every meeting, for three days, was held on a regular basis thanksgiving game play points. New Year blessing temple, gathered a lot of traditional folk art performances: send couplets, new years incense, offering Cheng Huang, welcome the God of Wealth, folk unique skills, Shaanxi, stilts, fire agency, tea ceremony, drumming performances.

Town God's Temple Temple Xi'an New Year customs

Origin

Chang is one of the main birthplaces of early human Wen Ming and farming in China. Agricultural economy in the face of powerful forces of nature, too weak, which makes ordinary people tend to pin their hopes on the totem worship ancestors and nature of God. A latent fear, so that they do everything possible to obtain the forces of nature and ancestors by protecting certain ritual, related to the gods of worship and ritual under the domination of "animism" and "Heaven" concept, arise, the formation of the original faith.  

 

Town God's Temple in Xi'an 1644-- plus repeated expansion and maintenance in 1661 (Junji Qing Dynasty), 1731 (Yongzheng nine years) after the hall was destroyed by fire, with the removal of Sichuan and Shaanxi Governor rebellious Ming Qin palace of brick and wood expansion construction, have repairs after Qianlong, Jiaqing, Daoguang, Guangxu. In 1923 (In 12 years) was the front yard fire, military governor of Shaanxi Province Chen Shu Fan make the sale price, followed by construction for commercial paving, has been preserved. 

Historically, Xi'an Town God's Temple has been Taoism is one of the dojo. Until after the liberation of the fifties and sixties, Temple incense has been strong, many visitors to the believers. Today, every lunar first day, fifteen days have the temple, April eighth day festival event, drawing huge crowds, deafening sound of drums, Haoxiliantai incense.

custom

Temple lunar month every year, fifteen, April eighth day, August Mid-Autumn Festival every meeting, is a traditional temple, three-day meeting, held on a regular basis thanksgiving game play points. New Year blessing temple, gathered a lot of traditional folk art performances: send couplets, new years incense, offering Cheng Huang, welcome the God of Wealth, folk unique skills, Shaanxi, stilts, fire agency, tea ceremony, drum performances, attracting hundreds of thousands of former to watch.

allusion

According to "Anzhi · West Temple," it reads: "Zhu Yuanzhang's second son Zhu Shuang has been called the King of Qin, on matters Phan northwest Xi'an, command, he presided over the construction of Xi'an Town God's Temple in 1387 (Hong Wu twenty years) initially in the East. the door to the Ming emperor Xuan Zong Zhu Bringing the throne in 1433 (Xuande) moved to build on West Main street. "

According to the "Chang'an County Wang Temple song will be" reads: "Legend of the war between Chu Ying Yang, Han Ji letter will be posing as Hanwang, a rescue Liu Bang Wai, were burned to death caused by Xiang Yu Liu Bang in the world, Feng Ji Xin ten. Cheng Huang total of three provinces, the temple was built in Chang'an wangqu Lici, the annual Lunar New year festival in February eighth, then into the temple. "  

Han Dynasty Liu Bang Ji faith has the story on the "Shi Ji Xiang Yu Ji" and "Han Ji Gotti first on" local and related information are described. After Liu Bang became the emperor was the world, Houshang, bestowed discipline letter, and give glory, choose your own hunting Shanglinyuan rest of the land (now wangqu town), large-scale construction of the temple and worship, worship eighth annual Lunar New Year in February, after then into temple fair. According to legend, "Moon" two Emperor times, in order to conform to the people, strengthen the rule, then has dedicated discipline envelope for the City God, he became the patron saint of the city of Chang'an.

According to "Anzhi · West Temple," it reads: "Zhu Yuanzhang's second son Zhu Shuang has been called the King of Qin, on matters Phan northwest Xi'an, command, he presided over the construction of the Town God's Temple in Xi'an Hong Wu twenty years (1387) was originally in the East Gate. where the Ming emperor Xuan Zong Zhu Zhan throne 1433 (Xuande) moved to build on West Main street. "

Northern Qi Dynasty, according to "North Qishu Mu Yung Yan" records have won Murong Yu Cheng Huang Yan prayer thing, this is the earliest records on the City God manifestation Allende. 

Tang Cheng Huang ritual has become common practice in the country, "Taiping" Volume three hundred thirty "XuanZhou Secretary households" Quoted from "Ji Wen," said Tang Dynasty "Wu Wei vulgar ghosts, each county must City God."

legend

City God from the Zhou Dynasty "Book of Rites rural special offerings 11," Emperor Yong eight wax water god, later evolved City God. And merged with Buddhism and Taoism in the later development, it has become the patron saint of Yin and Yang in the regulatory world. Xi'an Town God's Temple is dedicated to the general discipline under the command of the Han Dynasty Liu Bang letter - by the nature of God evolved into the first individual grid God. Liu Bang became the emperor bestowed discipline letter, choose your own hunting Shanglinyuan rest of the land (now wangqu town), large-scale construction of the temple and worship, worship eighth annual Lunar New Year in February, after then into the temple. According to legend, "Moon" two Emperor times, in order to conform to the people, strengthen the rule, then has dedicated discipline envelope for the City God, he became the patron saint of the city of Chang'an.

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