Sunday, 22 December 2013

CHINA THE FOUR SACRED MOUNTAINS OF BUDDHISM SILVER MEDAL COLLECTION(中國四大佛山銀章)

The Sacred Mountains of China are divided into several groups. The Five Great Mountains (simplified Chinese: 五岳; traditional Chinese: 五嶽; pinyin: Wǔyuè) refers to five of the most renowned mountains in Chinese history,[1] and they were the subjects of imperial pilgrimage by emperors throughout ages. Although not traditionally categorized as either Taoist or Buddhist mountains, these five mountains have a strong presence of both, especially that of Taoism.[2] The group associated with Buddhism is referred to as the Four Sacred Mountains of Buddhism (Chinese: 四大佛教名山), and the group associated with Taoism is referred to as the Four Sacred Mountains of Taoism (Chinese: 四大道教名山).

The sacred mountains have all been important destinations for pilgrimage, the Chinese expression for pilgrimage (simplified Chinese: 朝圣; traditional Chinese: 朝聖; pinyin: cháoshèng) is a shortened version of an expression which means "paying respect to a holy mountain" (simplified Chinese: 朝拜圣山; traditional Chinese: 朝拜聖山; pinyin: cháobài shèng shān).


2013 中國四大佛山五台山(沈陽造幣廠鑄造) 銀章80克(2.572安士)(發行量 999)

2013 CHINA THE FOUR SACRED MOUNTAINS OF BUDDHISM MOUNT WUTAI(Minted by Shenyang Mint) SILVER MEDAL 80GRAMS(2.572OZ)(MINTAGE 999)