Tuesday, 24 November 2015


Here is a picture of Di Zhang Wang Pusa which was taken at the Tua Pek Kong Temple in Pasir Panjang.  I am not exactly sure how high the statue is but it should be at least two storeys in height.

More info about Di Zhang Wang Pusa

Ksitigarbha (Sanskrit Kṣitigarbha, Chinese: 地藏; pinyin: Dìzàng; Japanese: 地蔵) is a bodhisattva primarily revered in East Asian Buddhism and usually depicted as aBuddhist monk. His name may be translated as "Earth Treasury", "Earth Store", "Earth Matrix", or "Earth Womb". Ksitigarbha is known for his vow to take responsibility for the instruction of all beings in the six worlds between the death of Gautama Buddha and the rise of Maitreya, as well as his vow not to achieve Buddhahood until allhells are emptied. He is therefore often regarded as the bodhisattva of hell-beings, as well as the guardian of children and patron deity of deceased children and aborted fetuses in Japanese culture, where he is known as Jizō or Ojizō-sama.

Usually depicted as a monk with a halo around his shaved head, he carries a staff to force open the gates of hell and a wish-fulfilling jewel to light up the darkness.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kshitigarbha

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