Jokhang temple is located in the center of Lhasa’s old city. It has a history of 1350 years. It is said that jokhang temple was originally located in a lake, where songtsan gambo promised princess khuzun to build a buddhist temple along with the place where the ring fell. However, the ring happened to fall into the lake, and the lake was suddenly covered with a light net, in which a nine-level white pagoda appeared. Thus, a massive project of building a temple with a thousand white goats was started. Jokhang temple built for more than three years, because of Tibetan language called “goat” “, “said” soil “for the” pizza “, to commemorate the white goat’s feat, Buddha hall was originally called “Mr”, later renamed “progenitor lacan” (up), also known as “sleep” (temple), called the “kagyu xi Chi capsule progenitor lacan”, meaning by goats carry soil. The name “da zhao” is said to be related to the “zhao dafa society”, which began in the 15th century.
Jokhang temple is the most brilliant existing architecture of the tubo period in Tibet, and the earliest civil structure architecture in Tibet. After many times of renovation and expansion, it has become a grand scale covering an area of more than 25,100 square meters.
Jokhang temple is not only a hall where numerous statues and sacred objects are enshrined for worshippers to worship, but also a three-dimensional and real representation of the tantric philosophy — mandala (mandala), an ideal mode of the universe in Buddhism. In front of the entrance to the main entrance of jokhang temple, there are three stone pillars. A stone column in the han and Tibetan languages engraved in 823 AD, the tang bo league signed.
Jokhang temple was built in 647 by songtsan gambo, the king of Tibet, in memory of princess bhruun’s entry into the temple. Later, it underwent renovation and expansion, forming a huge architectural complex. The temple has a building area of 25,100 square meters. There are more than 20 halls. The main hall is 4-storey high with gilded copper tile roof, which is magnificent and has the architectural style of tang dynasty, and also absorbs the architectural characteristics of Nepal and India. In the middle of the hall, there is a gilded bronze statue of sakyamuni, whom princess wencheng brought from chang ‘an when he was 12 years old. On both sides of the temple worship songtsan gambo, wencheng princess, Nepal princess bhruizun statue.
Jokhang temple has a history of more than 1,300 years and enjoys a supreme position in Tibetan Buddhism. Jokhang temple is the most brilliant existing architecture of the tubo period in Tibet, and the earliest civil structure architecture in Tibet. The circle around the center of the jokhang temple is called “bursa kuo”, the circle around the outer wall of jokhang temple is called “ba kuo”, and the street outside the jokhang temple is called “barkhor street”. Taking jokhang temple as the center, the large circle including potala palace, yaowang mountain and jokhang temple is called “forest outline”. The three rings from the inside to the outside are the route of the transmigration ceremony.
Jokhang temple integrates the architectural styles of Tibet, tang dynasty, Nepal and India, and becomes the centuries-old model of Tibetan religious architecture. Incense incense in front of the temple all day long, devotees devout kowtowing in front of the blue stone floor left a long head of the body deep imprint. Ten thousand butter lamps are bright, leaving traces of time and pilgrims.