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20000511-0028 David Hasenick

Daeungjon Hall

Gyeongju, South Korea view map

Lanterns are in celebration of Buddha's 2544th birthday.

The Daeungjon is a hall in which is enshrined the Sok-ga-mo-ni-bul (Sakyamuni Buddha),
the man who attained enlightenment in India over 2500 years ago. "Daeung" denotes the
"Great Enlightenment/Virtue" of Sok-ga-mo-ni-bul as well as "Man of Great Enlightenment/Virtue"
in general. So, some Daeungjon enshrines statues other than the Sok-ga-mo-ni-bul. The Hall
was originally constructed in 681 A.D. and reconstructed upon the original founding platform
in 1765 A.D. after having been repaired and rebuilt several times. The Hall is one of the
representative Buddhist architectures of the late Joson Dynasty.

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