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Korean Temple Artwork

Universal Salvation Pavilion – Boje-ru (보제루)


The Boje-ru Pavilion in the background behind the Cheonwangmun at Donghwasa Temple in Daegu.

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The next entry in the series of postings on rarely seen things you might encounter at a Korean temple or hermitage is the Boje-ru Pavilion.

The Diamond Gate – Geumgang-mun (금강문)


 The Diamond Gate at Magoksa Temple in Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do.

The next article about lesser seen things at Korean temples or hermitages is about the Geumgangmun Gate, or the Diamond Gate in English. So what exactly does it look like, where is it found at a temple, and what is its meaning?

The Fireplace King Spirit – Jowang-shin (조왕신)

Anjeokam2 - Jowangshin

A faded portrait of Jowangshin found at Anjeokam Hermitage in the mountains of Cheonseongsan.

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In the next few articles, I thought I would explore some of the lesser seen or known sites at Korean temples or hermitages. These are rare finds that you might encounter during your travels and simply don’t know what they’re supposed to represent or even depict.

The Canopy - Datjib

The amazingly ornate red datjib inside the main hall at Haedong Yonggungsa Temple in Busan.

The Nimbus: Emanations of Wisdom and Authority

An extremely ornate body nimbus  around Birojana-bul
(The Buddha of Cosmic Light) at Buseoksa Temple

The Bell Pavilion

One of the better examples of a two-storied bell pavilion is at Tongdosa Temple, which houses all four of the Buddhist instruments.

Yin and Yang: The Supreme Ultimate

The Yin and Yang symbol found at Tongdosa Temple.

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The Hall of 1,000 Buddhas

The 1,000 bronze coloured Buddhas from Seokbulsa Temple in Busan.

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Korean Buddhist Temple Latticework

The wonderfully ornate Upright Diagonal Floral Grid latticework that adorns the doors of Guryongsa Temple in Bu

The Korean Pagoda (Part 3)

The extremely ornate pagoda from Samgwangsa Temple in Busan.

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