Yeongwonsa

Yeongwonsa

Introduction

Yeongwonsa (Temple) is located in Samjeong-ri, Macheon-myeon, Hamyang-gun, that is, 920m above sea level of the mountain’ breast of Jirisan. We don’t know exactly when this was founded. However, Yeongwondaesa, old priest of The United Silla set up here. And then Yeongwonsa named after his name, being conveyed. Once, here was the biggest temple in Naejiri. Also, with over 100 rooms in 9 Seonbang ped roof, many of priests cultivated their religious sense. According to Josilanlok, acquaintances past high priests, 109 high priests of the day with Buyongyeongkwan, Seosandaesa, Cheongmae, Samyeong, Jian, Seolpa Sangeon, Pokwang cultivated their religious sense. The reason why Yeongwonsa (Temple) lost its prestige is that during Yeosu rebellion, the rebel armies, chased an attack of friendly forces, occupied this area. Namely, after using here as agitating point, strategically all buildings of this put in the fire. After that, this was rebuilt in 1971, being conveyed. Here are many Budos that are 5 round pagodas of Wondang style. Budos have the two-storied pedestal of an assemble type. These Budos are presumed to be remains of Yeongwonsa (Temple). This are named Budos after Ho of high priests, demonstrating the fact that famous priests cultivated here through Yeongamdangtap, Seolpadangtap, Jungbongdangtap, Cheonggyedangtap, Byeokheodangtap, Cheongmaetap.

The fact that a three-storied Pildansari pagoda of Sangmujuam, possessed Sari of Gugokgakundaesa recorded 30 Seonmunyeomsong tales, lighted up shows that this temple with historic background was a place created a great sensation of the day.