Bai Dinh pagoda mountain spiritual area is located in Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex, about 15 km from Ninh Binh city, is the largest temple in Vietnam, known for many records such as the largest bronze Buddha statue in Southeast Asia. , the largest bronze bell in Southeast Asia, the corridor with the most Buddha statues…
Every year, the Bai Dinh pagoda festival begins on January 6 and lasts until the end of the third lunar month at Bai Dinh pagoda, Gia Sinh commune, Gia Vien district. This is one of the biggest festivals in the North in the early spring days, the opening ceremony for the pilgrimage festivals to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh.
The festival is held with the purpose to commemorate the merits of the heroes who have contributed to the homeland and the country. Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival is a spring festival that takes place regularly from the afternoon of the first day of the Lunar New Year. This festival opens on the 6th day of the Lunar New Year and lasts until the end of March, starting the pilgrimage festival to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh province. In addition, you can also go to the temple at the above time to visit the mountain scenery and admire the cultural and festival activities in Ninh Binh .
The ceremony includes 4 main rituals: burning incense to worship Buddha, commemorating the merits of Saint Nguyen Minh Khong, offering sacrifices to Cao Son and adoring the Mother of Thuong Ngan. Bai Dinh pagoda festival will start with a palanquin procession. In this ritual, the monks in the temple will bring the altar of worshiping God Cao Son, Saint Nguyen and Lady Thuong Ngan from the old temple area to the new temple area to continue to the festival.
Coming to the festival, there will be folk games, sightseeing of pagodas, enjoying the art of singing Cheo, Xam, Ca Tru or participating in cave exploration activities. In particular, in the theatrical part performed by Ninh Binh Cheo Theater, there is a re-enactment of the flag sacrifice ceremony of King Quang Trung on Dinh mountain before the time of the battle and the ceremony of posting the communal harp of Dinh Tien Hoang De. With those extremely interesting activities, Bai Dinh Pagoda festival has really attracted domestic and foreign tourists to participate when visiting the beautiful land of Ninh Binh.
During the festival, the delegates, monks, nuns, Buddhists and tourists participated in the prayer ceremony for the nation’s peace, good weather, prosperity and prosperity. With the advantage of a large pagoda complex, Bai Dinh pagoda festival has attracted a large number of tourists from all over the world flocking to the temple.
Bai Dinh festival every year always attracts a large number of tourists to participate. Visitors come here not only to worship and offer incense to the Buddha, but also to travel to the spring, enjoy the scenery, admire the magnificent scenery, immerse themselves in the vast and pure sacred space of the Buddha land.
Above is a summary of interesting information about Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival in the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh. Hope you will have meaningful experiences in the upcoming Ninh Binh discovery itinerary.