Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Emei Mountain, China

China-15, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Received Postcards.

Mount Emei is a mountain in Sichuan province of Western China. Mt. Emei is one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains of China. The patron bodhisattva of Emei is Samantabhadra. 16th and 17th century sources allude to the practice of martial arts in the monasteries of Mount Emei, made the earliest extant reference to the Shaolin Monastery as Chinese boxing's place of origin.


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