The 600-year-old temple has the most unique architecture in Nam Dinh
As a work with unique architecture, associated with many historical revolutionary events of the nation, the temple – temple of Ha Cat (Nam Dinh) has been recognized as a national monument.
The temple – Ha Cat pagoda is located in Hong Thuan commune, Giao Thuy district, Nam Dinh province – about 4 km southeast of Ngo Dong town. The project is located in a spacious and airy campus with a spacious system and lush gardens.
Ha Cat commune (now Hong Thuan commune) was formed in the Hau Le period, a period when private field policy was developing, the need for faith in the life of the village community community became a big trend.
According to history books, this land was founded by the great mandarin Luu Dinh Chat and the land reclaiming people.
The 600-year-old pagoda marks the proud national history in Nam Dinh
Many temples and pagodas were built everywhere to worship gods, to worship saints and to worship Buddha. In the general trend of contemporary society, in Ha Cat, where the village was newly established, people also built a temple to worship the prince and ten ancestors to remember the merits of those who opened the land to establish the village, reminding. The descendants of the future must know how to preserve the fine customs and traditions.
The temple – Ha Cat pagoda relic area is also a close place, witnessing all the ups and downs of the village. Especially during the revolutionary struggle period, Ha Cat Temple – Pagoda was the place to establish Ha Cat Party cell on April 22, 1940, the first Party cell of Giao Thuy district.
At Ha Cat Temple (Hong Thuan commune), in the years 1941-1942, comrade Hoang Quoc Viet was sent to work by the Central Government, held many meetings and training for revolutionary cadres to operate secretly. Provinces: Thai Binh, Ha Nam, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh.
Ha Cat pagoda relic area has unique architecture, including 4 items: East temple, West main temple and road group.
Dong Temple was built to the east in the shape of a nail, including a 9m long 3-row front road and a 3-room harem. The temple door is made in the style of a natural old ironwood table.
The whole road front has 4 rows of pillars with a diameter of 30cm, the feet of the pillars are placed on solid green rocks, creating a unique feature of traditional architecture. All columns are engraved with sophisticated patterns, linked together by horizontal beams, vertical beams create a solid frame.
The 3-room harem is linked to the front road by the four-pillar style of intersecting the roof, creating an open space for the place of worship.
Tay Temple was built to the west of the relic population.
The main hall was built in the typeface of nails. Due to the impact of time and the extreme weather, the building was severely damaged.
In the main hall still preserves many valuable worshipers and relics.
From 1999 to 2001, many items of the relic complex were restored, spacious, clean and beautiful.
Experiencing changes in history and human impact, the temple – Ha Cat pagoda still retains its superficial scale, demonstrating the creative talent and high aesthetics of the ancient artisans in a countryside near the river. this sea.
Not only bringing great values of architecture, culture, the temple relic area – Ha Cat pagoda is also a place associated with many historical events of the local people, witnessing all ups and downs of the village. commune.
Over the years of the arduous resistance war, the temple – Ha Cat pagoda has become a training place for militias and guerrillas, and is a place to nurture cadres of revolutionary organizations at the central and local level to propagate. policy of the Party with all classes of people, in order to consolidate the rear firmly, ensure the resistance to success.
All historical events taking place at the temple – Ha Cat pagoda have contributed to increase the typical values of the monument.
Every year, according to local customs, every 2 years, people organize a festival at Ha Cat temple and pagoda on February 20 of lunar calendar, attracting thousands of local people as well as tourists to participate.
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