Passing by was attracted by its architectural style, many people ah, incense super-prosperous, smoke from a chimney in the back of the sky. Located in Tumen Street, beside it is Qingjing Temple. Through a two-day walk, it was found that Quanzhou really believed in many different religions. Catholicism, Buddhism, Taoism and Islam coexisted with each other. Along the way, there were fortune tellers, incense sellers, fruit beggars and all kinds of beggars at the door. This kind of Guandi Temple is still quite large in scale. It has existed since the beginning of Ming Dynasty and has a long history. It's not uncommon. It cost 3 yuan to buy incense to visit. 30 yuan is said to be a set of WeChat Alipay.
A temple with exuberant incense fire invites many people, such as Buddhist implements, incense and paper, fortune tellers and lottery. This weekend, coming to Quanzhou is really an eye-opener. Xiamen temples are all worshiping incense outside. They may be afraid that too many people have security risks. They can't take incense inside. Quanzhou may be more humane and everyone has a better future. Many people buy fruits inside.
From Qingjing Temple to Guanyue Temple, the road is full of tall coconut trees and a beautiful tree. Guanyue Temple is exquisite in its overall architecture and its area is not small. The incense is so vigorous that it is amazing. The sacred feeling is more obvious in the incense.
Walking past, I saw the incense, so I stopped to visit. Peach orchard three knots justice, three look at Mao Lu... I can't remember for a moment. They all write on the doorpost that the temple is magnificent, the statues are powerful, the incense candles are sold outside, and the incense burners are on the doorstep. If donkey friends want to make Jinlan or other ideas, they can come here to make blood alliance. Ha-ha.
Quanzhou is an ancient cultural city with a long history. Influenced by the Central Plains culture, Quanzhou has a rich folk belief culture, known as "Zoulu on the seashore". If you walk through the streets of Quanzhou, you will see many solemn and simple temples, such as Kaiyuan Temple, Chengtian Temple, Tianhou Palace, Mosque and Guandi Temple. After thousands of years of storms, these temples still stand on the streets of Quanzhou, witnessing the historical changes of the ancient city of Quanzhou, and become the most proud cultural sites of Quanzhou people. Quanzhou is the place where folk beliefs are most concentrated. There are Taoism, Confucianism and folk beliefs are close to Confucianism. There are many gods in Confucianism, that is, polytheism. In a temple, Guan Gong, Land Gong, Zhang Fei, etc. Like Quanzhou, especially Guandi Temple, Taiwan's temples are mainly polytheistic. Quanzhou Tonghuai Guanyue Temple is a provincial cultural relics protection unit, with a history of more than 1000 years. It is one of the six ancestor temples of Guangong belief, and also the largest existing martial temple in our province. For a long time, incense has flourished and there are many folk believers. Southern Fujian is on the edge of the waters. Many people from Southern Fujian go to four continents and five oceans. Zheng He of the Ming Dynasty set sail in Quanzhou several times, so the earliest Quanzhou God was sea god. Zhu Yuanzhang, the emperor of Ming Dynasty, believed Guanyu and ordered seven Guandi temples to be built at seven gates in Quanzhou. At that time, Quanzhou had just undergone a change of Dynasty and dynasty, and its economy was underdeveloped. It was not very competent to build a temple, so it was replaced by Guandi Temple. Thus, it has been 600 years since the beginning of Ming Dynasty. Over the past 600 years, the seven Guandi temples in the seven gates of Quanzhou have flourished. Because the local people believed in Emperor Guan very much, besides these seven temples, some small temples were built in every street. By the end of the Qing Dynasty, there were more than 100 temples serving Emperor Guan in Quanzhou City. With the changes of the times, there are only a few left today, and the most popular temple is still Tonghuai Temple. In many people's minds, Guan Gong is a God who has a wide range of supernatural powers and responds to requests. Therefore, whether it is marriage, business, illness, job hunting, they all have to draw lots at Guandi Temple, hoping to get advice, in order to get psychological comfort, and signing poems has become a way for people to communicate with gods. Compared with other temples, this poem signed by Guandi Temple is more elegant and rich in content, which undoubtedly attracts more believers. Since the Song and Yuan Dynasties, the local commercial trade in Quanzhou has been prevalent. Traditional commercial culture emphasizes that operators should have the virtue of "keeping promises, respecting promises". The image of Guan Gong has become the representative of this virtue, and is regarded as the protection god of commerce, that is, what we call "God of Wealth and Wealth". All business people come to the temple to pray for money and donate some incense money. Especially in recent years, with the rapid development of Quanzhou's economy, people in Jinjiang, Shishi and other counties often come to Tonghuai Guandi Temple to burn incense and donate money. The Guandi Temple also took out a large part of the incense money to do good deeds and run schools for disaster relief. Existing temples were renovated in the 16th year of the Republic of China (1927), and were completely renovated again from 1986 to 1990. The temple is composed of three parallel temples, Wucheng Temple, Chongxian Temple and Sanyi Temple. They are all three-entry temples with a construction area of more than 1300 square meters.
Like other temples in Quanzhou, they are free of charge. Its appearance is very spectacular, especially in the light of the night scene. The incense is burning and smoke is curling. It is said that it enjoys a good reputation in southern Fujian. Many Taiwanese and Hong Kong people come to worship it.
The Guanyue Temple is probably the most popular religious place in Quanzhou. It also offers sacrifices to Guan Gong and Yue Wang, and the temple is quite large. Especially like the couplets on the wooden plaque in front of the door: what's the benefit of being fraudulent and tricky to the temple, just and honest to get to the door. That makes sense!