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A system of temples and pagodas Thursday, 11/03/2011, 10:35

Vinh Duc pagoda

Lying at 132, Cach Mang road, village 7 (ward 1, Bac Lieu town) with the overall acreage of 2,232.01 sq.m, the pagoda was constructed firstly in 1890 in small bound. In 1915, it was built in more spacious and nice design. Up to 1961, its partial architecture was embellished and added to sanctum; it was finished key architecture works like buildings named Hau Lieu, Dong Lang, Tay Lang, etc. 

The pagoda worships Sakyamuni in sanctum. Persons who leading a religious life in the pagoda are members of Bac Tong sect. Buddhists far and near worship in great festivals (as lunar calendar); such as ‘Thuong nguon’ in January 15th, anniversary of superior Buddhist monk Thich Thien Giac’s death in January 1st (one of three persons who convinced province chief and colonel Nguyen Ngoc Diep surrendering without conditions to avoid fighting), Buddha’s birthday in April 15th, Buddhist holiday on July 15th, or ‘Ha nguon’ festival in October 15th, etc. 

Not only being a religious service place for the local Buddhists but the pagoda has also ever been a revolutionary base in the war of resistance and situation where the colonel cum province chief of the puppet government Nguyen Ngoc Diep handed over authority to revolutionary force in April 1975. 

Source: Bac Lieu New Image in Century XXI


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