There are three celebrations annually dedicated to Guan Shi Yin Bodhisattva among the Chinese Buddhists:
The Bodhisattva's Birthday: 19th of the second lunar month. (Friday, March 10, 2023)
The Bodhisattva's Enlightenment Day: 19th of the sixth lunar month. (Saturday, August 5, 2023)
The Bodhisattva's Leaving Home Day: 19th of the ninth lunar month. (Thursday, November 2, 2023)
Guanyin Statue, Foshan, China
Kwan Yin Statue sits atop of the Daxian Peak more than 290
meters above sea level. Daxian Peak is one of the 72 peaks of
Xiqiao Mountain (Xiqiaoshan) Being located in Nanhai District,
Foshan City, in southern Guangdong Province. The height of the
statue is 61,9 meters high (about 203 feet). This remembers that
the Bodhisattva’s Enlightenment Day is the 19th of the sixth
The statue is built on a steel frame structure. The
figure of Kwan-yin is forged with fine copper. Her head is
enclosed by a circle of lights, on top of which is a heavenly
crown decorated with pearls, overlooking all living creatures
with a benignant countenance and the slightly raised right arm,
the buxom, elegant and sedate Kwan-yin seat cross legged on a
lotus-shaped which is 36 meters in diameters and mounted
externally with 66 lotus petals at three different levels from
the bottom up.
Inside the throne, there is a five-story hall,
where you can find Kwan-yin Shrine, the Illuminating Buddha
Light, arts and craft exhibition room, as well as godly.
lotus pedestal is surrounded by a lotus pool with four bridges
connected to it which signifies lands and virtue waters in all
directions, that is, a perfect Buddhahood. The statue is a
perfectly sculpted gigantic sculpture.
Are there two
Nanhai Kwan Yin temples around Foshan City in different locations?
Yes, there are two. One is Kwan Yin Statue that you see here. It is located at the Xiqiaoshan Scenic Area. The other is actually Kwan Yin Temple. The address is Niugugang, Nanguo Taoyuan, Shishan Town.