Buddhist voice of Sichuan - Wanfo Temple Buddhist Stone Stat
"Of the four hundred and eighty temples built in the Southern Dynasties, many towers and terraces are now there, shrouded in mist and rain." This is from the poetry Jiangnan Spring written by poet Du Mu of Tang Dynasty, which portrays the prosperous Buddhism temples in the Southern Dynasties. Unfortunately, many temples and many Buddhist statues were destructed or lost during the endless vicissitudes of dynasties throughout history. However, since Guangxu years (1871 -1908), Buddhist statues of the Southern Dynasties have been found in Wanfo Temple (the ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery).
The exhibition includes Wanfo temple stone sculptures of: Buddha statues, Buddha statues in Ashoka style, Bodhisattva statues, screened back statues, and Dhvajas (Buddhist stone pillars). Lots of Buddhist statues of the Southern Dynasties as well as those of the Tang and the Five Dynasties are on exhibition for your appreciation.