China News Agency, Xining, February 4th (Li Jun) At about 12:00 on February 4th, at the Kumbum Monastery, a famous Tibetan Buddhist monastery, accompanied by the low and continuous dharma horns and the rhythm of drums and cymbals, the monks wore all kinds of Vajras on their heads. , beast masks, holding all kinds of magic tools to subdue demons, rushed to the courtyard of Jiujiandian, which is more than 500 square meters. The "jumping" ceremony of Kumbum Monastery, which can be traced back more than 280 years, began, and the entire courtyard was crowded with spectators.
It was the fourteenth day of the first month of the lunar calendar. Kumbum Monastery, located in the Lianhua Mountain Col, Lushaer Town, Huangzhong District, Xining City, Qinghai Province, ushered in the most lively first month prayer ceremony of the year. Tourists and believers from all over the world gathered here. Hold a khata in your hand to pray for the prosperity of the country and the safety of the people.
Kumbum Monastery was built in 1379 A.D. and is the birthplace of Master Tsongkhapa, the "Second Buddha". It is now one of the six major monasteries of the Gelug Sect of Tibetan Buddhism and enjoys a high reputation in China and Southeast Asia.
"Jiaoyue" in Kumbum Monastery, called "Qiang Mu" in Tibetan, is an important religious activity aimed at expelling evil spirits and praying for blessings, and it is also an important ceremony of the first moon god reform meeting in Kumbum Monastery.
"There are different Fa conferences that 'jump' every year, but due to the intermittent impact of the new crown pneumonia epidemic in the past three years, the 'jumping' has been interrupted. Even if it is held, the people who come are only nearby people, very few." Ta Jiancan Gongbao, deputy director of the Management Committee of the Kumbum Monastery, said that starting from the first month of this year, the Kumbum Monastery "jumping arrears" can be held on time.
At the scene of "jumping owes", the believers surrounded the courtyard of Jiujian Temple tightly.
Among the onlookers, Agu Ji Shunlian, a Tu nationality from Huzhu County, Haidong City, Qinghai Province, watched the ceremony with her hands clasped together and whispered the "Six-Character Mantra".
"Participating in the Dharma meeting in the first month is very good. I haven't been here for three years. I am very anxious. This year, I can attend the blessing Dharma meeting on time. I feel at ease." Ji Shunlian said that today the whole family came to pray for the future of the country. The better you come, the more illnesses and disasters will not come again.
According to Jiancan Gongbao, the puppet "Lingga" made of tsampa in "Jiaoyue" represents plagues, demons and other inauspicious things, and the "Dharma King" chopping "Lingga" represents the removal of these bad things. Break up and disperse.
After the curtain call of "jumping debt", the monks will recite scriptures and pray to protect the health of the people, the cattle and sheep will be strong, and the country will be peaceful and the people will be safe.
Jiang Yinjie, a tourist from Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, and his parents filmed the scene of the event with their mobile phones: "I had planned to go around for a long time, but because of the delay due to the epidemic, I hurried to travel with my family when the epidemic passed, and it happened to be in time for the blessing ceremony. I I pray that my family will be safe and healthy this year, and that my career will reach a new level.”
At this time, in the great scripture hall of the temple, more than 200 monks were chanting the "Prayer Sutra", "Guru Gong" and other scriptures in unison.