Our province extant grotto temple and cliff statue 31

2022-04-29 0 By

Report from our correspondent (reporter Wang Ruixin) a few days ago, the reporter learned from the provincial institute of cultural relic archaeology, to do a good job in the protection and use of grotto temple site, master the status quo of grotto temple, cliff statue in Qinghai Province in an all-round way, my province launched a special investigation that lasted for more than 2 months.The investigation shows that there are 31 grotto temples and cliff statues in our province. The grotto temples are mainly distributed in the eastern Hehuang Valley, while cliff statues are mainly distributed in Yushu, Haixi and Guoluo regions.”Qinghai is an important part of the silk road, grottoes and special investigation work for the study of the silk road in qinghai has very important significance, also is the precious heritage of ethnic fusion, communication, is one of the important performance, Tibetan buddhist art combining can communicate for the study of religious and ethnic fusion provide important physical information.”The relevant staff member that participates in this special investigation introduces to the reporter.It is understood that the investigation of 31 grottoes temple and cliff statues, including the three general information has been found in 28 and three new discovered in recent years.In the process of investigation, the investigation team made a detailed investigation of its basic situation, preservation status, main risks, safety precautions and other contents.Through this survey, the distribution range, content and preservation status of grotto temples in Qinghai province are basically understood, which provides a solid foundation for the protection and utilization of grotto temples in Qinghai province in the next step.”According to the current investigation, grotto temples in Qinghai province are mainly distributed in the eastern Hehuang Valley, while cliff statues are mainly distributed in Yushu, Haixi and Guoluo areas.It was built as early as the Northern and Southern Dynasties and continued to the Ming and Qing dynasties.The grottoes contain carvings, line carvings, clay sculptures, painted Buddha statues and Buddhist stories, including Han and Tibetan Buddhist art. Some cliff statues reflect the integration of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism in the early times.”Staff told reporters.It is reported that the number of grottoes and cliff statues in Qinghai is not large nationwide, but because of the special geographical location and ethnic composition of Qinghai, it has higher research and display value.Grotto temple is a precious heritage of ethnic integration and communication, and an important expression of the combination of Tibetan and Han Buddhist arts.It retains the grottoes of the northern and Southern Dynasties, and also preserves a large number of Tibetan cliff statues.The content contains both Han and Tibetan Buddhist traditions, providing important material materials for the study of the communication and integration of religions and nations.Among them, the grottoes in hehuang Valley and the grottoes in Hexi Corridor have similar similarities and similarities, and the cliff statues in Yushu and other areas connect Tibet and even South Asia, which is an important witness of the silk Road communication in Qinghai Province.