Mitasa and Ksitigarbha Sacred Sites
It is known that this traditional temple nestled on the ridge of Mt. Gaseopsan was built by Great Monk Wonhyodaesa during Queen Jindeok’s reign in Silla dynasty. The Maaebul (stone Buddha relief) found at the entrance to the temple appears to have been engraved during the late Goryeo dynasty.
San #74-2, Bisan-ri, Soi-myeon, Eumseong-gun
This Buddhist temple consists of Geongnakjeon Hall, Samseonggak (shrine for three stars), Seonbang (meditation hall) and Yosachae (monks’ residence). In addition, Maaeyeoraeipsang (stone standing Buddha relief), a Seokjoyeoraejwasang (seated stone Buddha) and millstone can also be viewed in this temple.
Ksitigarbha bodhisatlva Sacred Sites in Mitasa
The standing Ksitigarbha statue was built with the ultimate goal of leading all followers to nirvana. In the hope that they could become a Buddha through the 108 prostrations of repentance, the height of the statue was set to 108 chuck (41m). The Jeoman Rites were held on October 4, 20cts04.