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Daeungjeon - The Main Hall

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photo 2001 Kerk Phillips

This is the main hall of Pomosa called the Daeungjeon.  This hall was built in 1614 after the temple was burned down during the Japanese invasion of 1592.  Major remodellings of this building were undertaken in 1713, 1814 and 1871.   It has been designated as National Treasure #434.


View of the Eaves
photo 1998 Kerk Phillips


Bronze Gong in Front of the Hall
photo 2001 Kerk Phillips

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For a photo of the hall taken in 1904 follow this link.

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Inside the Hall


Sakyamuni Triad
photo 1980 Kerk Phillips

The buddah enshrined in the main hall of Pomosa is the historical buddah, Sakyamuni. On the right (to the left of Sakyamuni) is Manjusri (Munsu), the Bodhisattva of Wisdom.  On the left is Samantadhadra (Bohyeon), the Bodhisattva of Power.

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Ceiling
photo 1997 Lee Chang-min & Mun Yongchul


Detail of the Dragon
photo 1998 Kerk Phillips.

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View of the ceiling to the left of the hall
photo 1994 from Taewonsa Book

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View of the Samjang Taenghwa - a painting on the left side of the hall.
photo 1994 from Taewonsa Book

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View of the Shinjung Taenghwa - a painting on the right side of the hall.
photo 1994 from Taewonsa Book