Qinghai lies in the northeast of the roof of the world. Qinghai is regarded as “the rush of the western regions” and “the throat of sea Tibet”. Since ancient times, han and Tibetan cultures have met. The most representative cultural relics should include the tal temple, qutan temple, dongguan halal temple and so on.
But in qinghai, there is also such an ancient Tibetan buddhist temple, which is located in the vast world, hidden in the area of maqing snow mountains, with no surrounding residential areas or shops, so quiet that the world almost forgot it.
The aru temple, the gelug school temple of the aru (or alico) tribe, is an ancient temple built during the Ming dynasty. The aru temple was first known as an accounting house temple, which was the unique temple model of the nomads.
Although there is no fixed location, but at that time also had a certain scale, the main sutra hall, dharma hall, buddhist temple, monk room and food room and other five major components. There are more than 70 tents and a small number of yurts, more than 200 monks.
It was once the world’s largest tent temple. Later, in the 33rd year of the Ming wanli, aru daji began to build a fixed temple and formed such a scale that it became the largest and most influential monastery of the gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism in qilian region. But in order to preserve the temple culture of the old accounting house and make it easier for tourists to understand this ancient temple, a main hall of the temple was built in the form of accounting house.
The temple is close to the road, but it is very quiet in the traffic. Qinghai in early autumn, the meadow has not yet turned yellow, but the autumn color has filled here. Although it is not on the scale of the tal monastery, I was attracted by its quiet beauty. On the boundless grassland, “ah soft” two words make people living reverie.
Into the temple, an indescribable quiet people feel happy, the temple is more simple. Those who have been to the plateau for tourism must be familiar with the architectural style of Tibetan buddhist temples, but different temples have their own charm due to different history and culture.
For example, the aru temple, which was originally an accounting temple, is a very rare architectural pattern in the plateau.
In 2006, according to the historical records of the temple and under the guidance of the old monks, more than 1,500 local religious believers took an active part in sewing, which took seven days to complete the restoration work of the cattle and wool accounting room and scripture hall. Accounting room covers an area of 1189 square meters, among them indoor area is 300 square meters, tall 4 meters, by 16 cowhine pull rope, 34 5.5 meters diameter 40 centimeters of pole, 79 feet pole, 1 beam builds together rise of.
It can hold 500-600 monks. It is one of the largest ox hair tents in the world. It is called “the largest in the world of kisni”.
But unfortunately, because of the time, I did not find the world’s largest cattle ledger. But I was still attracted by this ancient temple with a strange culture. Although I am not familiar with the Tibetan buddhist temple, I am also familiar with it.
Walking here, calm down the heart, not found the ruins of the time on how ridiculous, also does not bury it shall shine light. Today, the aru temple is composed of the dharma temple, the eight treasures ruyi temple, the sutra hall, the monks’ house and so on. Although it is cloudy, but still can be seen on the architecture of simplicity and exquisite.
These buildings are not only influenced by the traditional art of Tibetan buddhist monasteries, but also by the art of han temple architecture. Various complications, no disposal, silks and satins, hadad, smallpox sunk panel, langfang work, display rich and colorful, metope is trapezoidal brick legs and brown box embedded hidden window, some to highlight the bronze mirror with a whip hemp, hall before a front porch, going a while at eight columns or eight stare blankly column act the role ofing, its on the tower, fish palms, etc., some up with stone and so on.
The most special thing in the arrangement is the exquisite fresco inside, which enriches the art of religion. The murals mainly show images of sakyamuni, zongkhaba, the four heavenly Kings and tara, etc., with buddhist stories and activities as the main content.
However, these architectural styles and murals are also common in Tibetan buddhist temples, but the polishing and carving of details often show the beauty of the overall situation. Only calm down, only explore it, to find the years outside the quiet and peaceful. The temple is surrounded by grasslands and snow-capped mountains, which is like a secluded place for people to cultivate their minds as well as their minds.
In the autumn wind, a group of young monks are playing basketball in the vast expanse of heaven and earth. This is the most vivid picture that the aru big temple gives me. When the grass sways, when they run back and forth, the noisy environment is so peaceful and beautiful.
1. The entrance fee of the temple is 15 yuan
2. Since there is no direct vehicle, it is recommended to choose self-driving travel or chartered travel.
3. The temple is located in gongbaijialong, the seat of government of caoban township, 21 kilometers southeast of baobao, qilian county.