To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Ten-direction Statue of Samantabhadra, or Puxian in Chinese on the summit of Mount Emei, Emei Buddhism Association started to maintain and gild the statue on March 25. The project is expected to finish by July 20.
The statue was completed on June 18, 2006. In order to ensure safety of tourists and believers and to satisfy their wishes, Emei Buddhism Association decided to gild it and live some parts of the process when convenient. So far, the project has processed well. The frame construction was fully completed. The next step is the sealing construction. On that occasion, the statue will be temporarily enclosed in the worship area. Other events maintain usual.
After the completion of gilding, Emei Buddhism Association will hold a grand ceremony.
The project welcomes tourists and believers to participate by spending 60 yuan for each piece of gold foil. Altogether there are 230,000 pieces of gold foils for gilding.
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