Xilitu Zhao

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Shiretu Juu
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Monastery information
Location Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China
Founded by The son of the Altan Khan
Founded 1585
Type Tibetan Buddhist
Sect Gelug

The Xilitu Zhao (when written in Chinese-character Buddhist syllabary 席力圖召), also known as Shiretu Juu (Mongolian: Сирэгту жуу Siregtu juu) or by formal Chinese name Yanshou Temple (延壽寺) is an ancient Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Gelugpa sect in Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia, China. The original temple was built in 1585, but was later destroyed by fire and rebuilt in the 19th century.[1] It is located East of Dana Street in the Yuquan District, just across the road from the Da Zhao Temple.[2][3][4]

The monastery which covers an area of 13,160 square meters[5] is a distinct blend of Han and Tibetan architecture, reflecting its intercultural influences. This temple has acted as the official residence of a Living Buddha, the English translation of the Chinese term for an incarnate lama, since 1735 and remains so this day, housing the 11th Grand Living Buddha.[citation needed] The complex suffered damage during the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976) but has since been completely restored. While open to the public, the temple remains an active place of worship for Mongol monks and their disciples.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Outside official information board.
  2. ^ DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: China DK - 2016 - Page 474 0241279410 the Tibetan-Buddhist Xilitu Zhao used by the nomadic Mongols, including saddles, clothing, archery and polo ...
  3. ^ China, a travel survival kit - Page 720 Alan Samagalski, Michael Buckley, Robert Strauss - 1988 "Not far from it is the Xilitu Zhao Temple, which is in the process of being restored. It's the stamping ground of the 11th Grand Living Buddha, who dresses in civvies and is apparently active. The original temple burned down and the present was ..."
  4. ^ Lonely Planet Xinjiang, Urumqi & Northern China Lonely Planet - 2016 -1760342793 MONASTERY Xilitu Zhao ( MAP GOOGLE MAP ; Danan Jie; admission ¥30; h7.30am-6.30pm) Across from the Da Zhao temple is this simple, peaceful monastery, the purported stomping ground of Hohhot's 11th Living Buddha
  5. ^ Outside official information board.