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Bronze Culture

The meaning of animal figures on architectural temples, tombs, temples appearance in Vietnam

Created Date : 12/12/2011 | View : 4265

The meaning of animal figures on architectural temples, tombs, temples appearance in Vietnam

For the East, the dragon is a masterpiece of creative art has a long history. In fact, the dragon just a product of art, because it does not exist in the natural world which is the artistic creation supernatural. Along with the development of history, long or Oriental form common notions about the dragon ...

 For the East, the dragon is a masterpiece of creative art has a long history. In fact, the dragon is only a product of art, because it does not exist in the natural world which is the artistic creation supernatural. Along with the development of history, long or Oriental form common notions about the dragon, summarized in this sacred wisdom, faith, beliefs, ideals and aspirations, ... Through the power of life, writers, poets, artists in each country have gradually created for Oriental dragon became a symbol noble and eternal life, have a major impact, profound meaning for social life in each country.
For the people of Vietnam, in addition to the above general definition, the dragon has its own meaning, that is it only the people of Vietnam have originated from her first dragon. From the legendary story of Lac Long Quan took her young Au coating hundred eggs laid, then hatch into a hundred children, dragon images ǎn gradually into the minds of the Vietnamese. Hanoi is the capital of the country, with first name: Thang Long (dragon). Northeast have Ha Long (dragon down), one of the most beautiful countries. Fertile southern delta is made up of the river called Cuu Long (nine dragons). Not only is the symbol of race ethnic origin Vietnam, the dragon is a god, all of the water, bring vitality, making lush crops. Dragon is a symbol of strength, so that the king took the dragon image represents the powerful dynasty.Le, Dragon became the guardian of the king. Dragon image is embroidered onto the jacket wearing king.
During our country's dependence on the feudal north, dragon Vietnam influenced by the dragons of the Qin, Han, Tang and Song dynasties ... and stylized dragon gradually to become complete, the represents the unique power of feudal monarchs and are decorated in the holy place. In the eleventh century, under the Ly dynasty, Vietnam feudalism start is established. The dragon's actual Vietnam was born. So far, the dragon is still used in religious architecture according to some definitions: evil eye, deer horns, ears, animals, camels, mouth galleries, old snake, scales of carp, foot crocodile, eagle claws. The dragon is usually the deep heart of every person in Vietnam.

Visualize the Turtle

Biologically, turtles are reptiles, amphibians are durable and sturdy body. This can take fast ǎn still living in a long time. Turtles do not eat much, good fasting should be regarded as a noble animal, escape to. On the altar in the temples and shrines in appearance, we often see turtles team cranes, cranes, turtles go to the top of the fragrant and pure.
Turtle symbolizes longevity and immortality. Picture turtle the stele, on stone recorded history of the people of Vietnam demonstrates that turtle species transmission of information and culture. But not a creature of Buddhism, but turtles also represents the survival of Buddhism. In some temples the Ly - Tran, turtles carved into a stone wall to the team base beer. Washing head, shark, reaching out tomorrow, tapering snout, small eyes, four legs close against the body tomorrow. 82 steles inscribed the name Dr. achieved on the back parking turtle, an animal show longevity, is preserved at Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam, Hanoi is strong evidence any expression cultures Removal of the people of Vietnam.
 
Phoenix image

Phoenix mascot is expressed on the floor. Phoenix usually has parrot beak, bird friendly, old snake, the tail, claws hard standing on a lotus pond. With the first meaning of justice, the eyes are the sun, the trǎng, piggy back the sky, hair the trees, wind wings, tail is stellar, the ground truth, so phoenix symbolizes the universe.When leaf phoenix sucking and sucking problem standing on a lotus flower, which embodies the Buddhist land of birds. Ie ability to speak on religion, in charge of the goddess-like birds: dancing, singing welcome Buddhism.
The concept of the phoenix Vietnam appeared to signal that the country was peaceful. Eagle is the most beautiful birds in 360 species of birds. It has attractive body, crystalline beauty, softness, elegance, charm of all the birds. Eagle also symbolizes femininity, for women of the aristocratic class.

Visualize the Crane

In Vietnam, the crane is the religious animal. Image cranes flanking the turtle back in many temples and shrines ..., cranes standing on the back of turtles expression of the harmony between heaven and earth, between two extremes negative - positive.Crane is the symbol of the essence and qualities. According to legend, turtles and flamingos are very close couple. Turtle represents animals that live in water, crawling, cranes symbolize terrestrial animals, flying. When the sky as rain and flood, flooding a large area, cranes should not live under water turtle cranes helped to overcome flood waters dry place. Conversely, when the weather drought, turtles have been taken to areas where cranes help the country. This speaks to the loyalty and support and help each other in difficult times, tribulation between good friends.