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Mummified Buddhist Monk Gets Covered In Gold Leaf To Become A Shrine

A Buddhist monk, Fu Hou spent all his life serving at the Chongfu Temple  which is built on a hill in the city of Quanzhou, in southeastern China. He died in the year 2012. Seeing his dedication towards Buddhism, the temple decided to give him the ultimate post-death treatment. They mummified Fu Hou and transformed his body into a precious golden statue after four years of his death. 

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Mummified Buddhist Monk Gets Covered In Gold Leaf To Become A Shrine

Mummified Buddhist Monk Gets Covered In Gold Leaf To Become A Shrine

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The Beautiful Golden Statue.

The Beautiful Golden Statue.

The temple decided to pay tribute to his devotion towards Buddhism by transforming him into an inspiration for many people.

He devoted his entire life to religion.

He devoted his entire life to religion.

Fu Hou was born in Jinjiang , in Fujian Province, in the year 1919. He started practicing Buddhism at the age of 13. He devoted his entire life to his beliefs before his death at the age of 94. 

The Chongfu Temple

The Chongfu Temple

The monk served at the Chongfu Temple  which is built on a hill in the city of Quanzhou, in southeastern China.

He made a decision to have his body preserved before his death.

He made a decision to have his body preserved before his death.

He was highly respected by his younger monks and his peers. Immediately after his death, they washed his body and called the mummification experts. He was sitting in the lotus position while his body was being sealed in the large jar.

This year in January, the jar was finally opened.

This year in January, the jar was finally opened.

After opening the jar they found the body in the same position but had a little sign of abasement and even the skin had dried out.

After this, the process of covering with the gold leaf started.

After this, the process of covering with the gold leaf started.

The body was first washed with alcohol and then covered in the layers of gauze, lacquer and after all this the gold leaf. 

The Holy Man

The Holy Man

This treatment is reserved only for holy men who dedicate their lives to Buddhism.

A Wonderful preacher!

A Wonderful preacher!

Fu Hou had a very little connection with the outside world. He was a wonderful monk and had a heart of compassion. 

Fu Hou's Golden Statue!

Fu Hou's Golden Statue!

The golden statue will be placed in the ancestral hall of shrines at the Dongdan inner chamber.

A truly virtuous monk!

A truly virtuous monk!

A local media reported that the statue was tried to be robbed so now they have ordered a new glass case with an anti-theft device. 

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