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What's the meaning of frozen jackdaw in La Qi La Ba? The origin and implication of eating Laba porri

Laba Festival is a traditional festival in China. What do we say about Laba Festival? People usually eat Laba porridge on the day of Laba Festival. Do you know the origin and implication of Laba porridge? Are our festivals very interesting? Let's learn together with Xiaobian.

The meaning of frozen jackdaws in La Qi la ba

It means that when it comes to LA Qila Ba, the coldest time of the year, it can freeze the hardy jackdaw to death. As long as I drink Laba porridge this morning, I will not freeze my hands and feet in winter.

The religion of the origin of Laba porridge

It is said that this custom originated from the Buddhist legend of India and was related to the founder of Buddhism, Shi yingmuni. It's said that before he became a Buddha, he practised asceticism for many years, starving to the bone. One day in the practice, she fell to the ground hungry. When a herding woman saw him, she cooked the mixed roots and the wild fruits she had picked into porridge for him to eat. After eating porridge, Shi yingmuni regained his physical strength, sat down under the bodhi tree and became a Buddha on December 8. December is the December of the Chinese calendar, so December 8 is called Laba. In the Han area of our country, this day was regarded as the Daoist day of the Sakyamuni, so Laba became a Buddhist festival. After Buddhism was introduced into China, temples were built all over the country, and activities of cooking porridge and worshiping Buddha were also popular. Especially on the eighth day of the lunar month, on the day of worshiping and worshiping Mu Ni to practice Taoism, all monasteries had to chant sutras, and imitated the legend of the Shepherdess who offered porridge before the Buddha became Taoism. Porridge was made by Xianggu and Guoshi to provide Buddha, named Laba porridge. This is the origin of Laba porridge.

The implication of Laba porridge

The significance of eating Laba porridge is not only to commemorate the Buddha's night to see the stars become enlightened, but also to be warm, complete, harmonious, auspicious, healthy, cooperative, nutritious, indifferent, convenient, grateful, joyful (replacing tea with porridge), and to get along with others. Tianjin Folk Custom in the night before Laba, a good man and a good woman twist beans to make porridge, and every twist of a bean is called "tie yuan beans". So I wrote a poem: 'happy to the eighth lunar month, the door of shedou customs, believers and disciples cook porridge late, good to learn the sound of Buddha and make a good relationship. '