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Bodhisattva Marici

Marici was known as the Guardian of Celestial Sphere in Buddhism and Taoism. She featured with :

People pray to Bodhisattva Marici with a wish for longevity and good heath.


Guardian of 5 domains

Ahead of statue Marici, there're another 5 small statues known as Guardian of 5 domains. In ancient China, it's said that celestial vault consisted of 5 domains, which including Central, North, South, East and West. Each domain was under domination of a particular guardian. Among them --- the north guardian would exempts people from misery; the south guardian blesses people with longevity; the east guardian brings people with good fortune; the west guardian assures people with breeding ability; then the one in central grants people with bliss and happiness.