This is the highest sign of honor and respect!
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.
The temple decided to pay tribute to his devotion towards Buddhism by transforming him into an inspiration for many people.
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 monk served at the Chongfu Temple which is built on a hill in the city of Quanzhou, in southeastern China.
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.
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.
The body was first washed with alcohol and then covered in the layers of gauze, lacquer and after all this the gold leaf.
This treatment is reserved only for holy men who dedicate their lives to Buddhism.
Fu Hou had a very little connection with the outside world. He was a wonderful monk and had a heart of compassion.
The golden statue will be placed in the ancestral hall of shrines at the Dongdan inner chamber.
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.