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Kaohsiung Baojhong Yimin Temple Displays the Spirit of Great Love and Patriotism (History)
2009-05-20 15:57:00
2009-05-20 15:58:00
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Leanne Chien
高雄市
Leanne Chien
高雄市
By TTNews Reporter Lin Tzu-Chien
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Kaohsiung City, Taiwan –


During the process of historical development, Taiwan constantly tries to accept different ethnic cultures from all sides in order to continuously develop the distinctive culture of this land. Among that, Hakka ethnic group has played an important role in the historical development. From the reverence of gods, we will be able to have a more profound understanding of its charming characteristic.

Yimin Temple, the center of Hakka belief, is situated on Baojhong Street in Kaohsiung City. Baojhong Yimin Temple was built in fall 1973 and completed in 1977. The magnificent architecture showing a righteous momentum is just like the day Yiming King pledged to defend the country with the spirit of selfless love.

According to historical data from the temple, the origin of Yimin Temple can be traced back to the rebellion of Lin Shuang-Wen in Ching Dynasty in 1782. After the rebellion ceased, the rest of survived soldiers tried to transport at least two hundred martyrs to a burial ground. However, something weird happened on the halfway. The cattle would not go further when they were in Fangliao, Hsinchu. People believed that cattle must know the place was a fortunate land, so they decided to bury the bodies at the foothill behind Hsinchu Yiming Temple.

In 1860, the rebellion happened again in Changhua district. The government was unable to cease the war, so it sought out civil military for helps. After the rebellion was halted again, people buried a dozen of martyrs near the temple.

The origin of Kaohsiung Baojhong Yiming Temple was begun in 1976. With the gradual prosperity of the city until 1973, the council of believers decided to seek for another location for reconstruction. Until now, Baojhong Yiming Temple has become the largest and the most magnificent Hakka temple in Kaohsiung City.

Kaohsiung Baojhong Yiming Temple not only is the religious center of Hakka ethnic groups, but it is also a valuable heritage asset of Taiwanese Hakka culture and history. Regardless of ethnic groups, the spirit of selfless sacrifice and dedication to the community is admirable!


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English and Chinese
Kaohsiung Baojhong Yiming Temple: 高雄褒忠義民廟
Changhua: 彰化




【歷史】高雄褒忠義民廟 巍峨展現保家衛國大愛精神

林子騫/高雄市

台灣於歷史發展的過程中,不斷包容進來自四面八方的民族,持續融合出專屬這塊土地的特有文化,在當中扮演重要角色的客家人,可從該族群崇敬的神明,更深入認識其迷人特質。

  座落於高雄市地理位置中心褒忠街上的客家信仰中心-高雄褒忠義民廟,興建於西元1973年秋季,於1977年竣工,巍峨壯麗的建築展現正義氣勢,一如當年義民爺為保家衛國壯烈赴義之大愛精神風範。

  義民廟的起緣據廟方文獻紀載,需追溯至西元1782年清朝乾隆年間林爽文之亂,當時台灣莠民倡亂延伸各地,以陳紫雲為首的有志之士舉旗起義,雙方由北部到中部交戰數次,終將亂軍戡平,而生返義士收集於此次戰役中奉獻犧牲之兩百餘先烈忠骸歸葬故土,以牛車載運的過程中途,到了新竹枋寮車停而牛不聽驅策,因此眾人認為此處必為吉地,於是將忠骸安葬今新竹義民廟後之山麓。

  到了西元1860年,彰化地區再度發生亂事,政府軍失利求援而二度組織義民軍協助戡亂,平亂之日成仁烈士數十人之忠骸,則安葬在先烈佳城左側,英靈合祀於褒忠義民廟。

  高雄褒忠義民廟緣起則始於西元1946年,信士林讓才在高雄火車站前今南華路口搭草寮居住,從枋寮義民廟求香旗奉祀為鎮家之神,其後信士日益增加且因都市計畫將該地闢為道路,眾人便提議籌建廟宇,經三百餘人捐資於原址東側興建廟宇三間,稱褒忠亭。

  隨著都市逐漸繁榮,到了西元1973年,信士代表會決議擇地遷建,在各界輸財出力的支持下,即為今日這間巍峨壯麗的高雄褒忠義民廟。

  香火綿延的高雄褒忠義民廟,除長期以來是高雄客家族群之宗教信仰中心,更是台灣客家文化歷史傳承的寶貴資產,持續於眾人生命中扮演重要心靈依歸;而無私為社會犧牲奉獻的精神,讓義民爺不分族群永遠受人景仰。(攝影/林子騫)

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