The grotto was excavated in the Sui Renshou period (601-604), and in the fourth year of Emperor Gaozong's Yonghui in the Tang Dynasty (654), it was rebuilt on a large scale. The Charity Temple Grotto was built for the emperors of the Sui and Tang dynasties to go to Linyou to spend the summer and do Buddhist things. On June 25, 2001, as a cultural relic of the Sui and Tang Dynasties, the Charity Temple Grotto was approved by the State Council to be included in the fifth batch of national key cultural relics protection units.
The Charity Temple Grotto is located on the bank of Qishui River in Linyou County, Baoji City, Shaanxi Province. It is a grotto built by the emperors and concubines and ministers of the Sui and Tang Dynasties when they visited the Jiucheng Palace to pay homage to the Buddha. The Buddhas are all kind and good-looking, elegant and exquisite carvings, and well preserved , Forming a different style from the North Cave Temple in Qingyang, Gansu.
Linyou County Charity Temple Grotto: Located on the southwest bank of Qishui River, 6 kilometers east of Linyou County, Shaanxi Province. The grotto was excavated in the Sui Renshou period (601-604 AD), and was built for the emperors of the Sui and Tang dynasties to go to Linyou to do Buddhist deeds. It is now a national key cultural relics protection unit.
Charity temple grottoes in the southern bank of Chanshui River, there are three 17-story grottoes, statues of 47, from south to north distributed on the cliff. Charity temples in the period of Emperor Wenwen, the Tang Dynasty Gaozong Lizhi and Wu Zetian period continued to dig, as the important imperial temples in Sui and Tang Dynasty. The cave No. 1 and the outer caves of the caves No. 2 and 3 were newly repaired in 1996. The memorial monument of Bingzi's repair was built between the two caves. The cave No. 1 carved the three bodies of the Buddha, with compact space. The hands and right knees were repaired afterward. The main Buddha's seat was not connected to the rear wall and there were steps cut on both sides to form a Buddhist passageway. The master of the two sit Buddha on the left and right sides of each relief carving, two sit Buddha opposite. Cave No. 2 Tang Yonghui four years of excavation. Caves in a round carving a Buddha, Buddha stand. Introduced above said that the right rear wall under the carving has a "Jing Fu Jing" inscription, the area is full of green, can not be identified. The two caves opened a large and a small wall, each of the two disciples of a Buddha and two Bodhisattvas, the small inner round sculpture of a Bodhisattvas. The lower side of the wall opened the wall, the inner relief of a Buddha and two Bodhisattvas. The third cave, the main wall in the hole opened a rectangular big wall. In the middle of the wall of the oyster, a trapezoidal small oyster, a relief carving sit Buddha. In front of the oyster, a platform, a word lined up four stone statues, a good introduction to the nearby area of the statue. In addition, there is a statue monument and stone pieces.
The Charity Temple Grotto is located on the southwest bank of the Qishui River in the east of Linyou County, Shaanxi Province. The cave was excavated during the reign of Sui Renshou and Emperor Gaozong of the Tang Dynasty for four years. The Buddhist temple was approved by the State Council to be included in the fifth batch of national key cultural relics protection units
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