Vinh Phuc Pagoda (Hung Thanh Commune, Hung Nguyen District, Nghe An Province) held a ceremony to honor the statue of Buddha Shakyamuni on the evening of January 10.
At the ceremony, Venerable Thich Nguyen Tam, abbot of Vinh Phuc Pagoda, and monks performed the rituals of burning incense to the white Buddha, opening the sutras, and holding a ceremony to worship the statue of Buddha Shakyamuni Buddha. Nuns, and together with the masses pray for the eradication of the epidemic, world peace, and people’s peace.
The statue of the Buddha is nearly 3 m high, weighs 2 tons, is made of ceramic, sits in the open air, serves as a place of worship and practice for people in the region and tourists from all over the world.
It is known that Vinh Phuc pagoda dates back to the Nguyen Dynasty in the early 19th century, located in the complex of Thanh Mountain National Historic Sites, Bach Lieu poinsettia temple, and King Le temple. In the present temple, there are still many ancient wooden statues, a stone stele, ancient wells, etc.
Experiencing many ups and downs of history, suffering many harsh impacts of natural disasters, the works have been seriously degraded. By 2010, the pagoda was restored and embellished.
In 2017, the Executive Board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Nghe An province assigned Venerable Thich Nguyen Tam to the temple to guide Buddhists to study. Currently, Venerable Thich Nguyen Tam together with Buddhists are calling on Buddhists from all over the world to develop their hearts for restoration. Reform a number of construction items of the pagoda on the basis of the original elements, together with the local government, make planning documents and apply for a permit to build, restore and embellish according to the regulations of the state.