Luohou monastery, (in) Taihuai, Shanxi, CN

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Luohou Temple

"This lamaist temple is located east of Xiantong Monastery. First built in the Tang Dynasty and expanded during the Ming and Qing dynasties, it is one of the best-preserved monasteries on Mount Wutai. On June 14 of the lunar calendar, believed to be the birthday of the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, one of his disciples, Luo Hou [=Rahula] , is said to have danced a "ghost dance" to mark his birthday."
Input by: tmciolek, Apr 16, 2009

“The Temple of Rahula (Luohou Si), 1km/.5mi east of the Temple of the Manifestation [= Xiantong ], was originally built during the Tang period (618-907), but re-built in 1492. All the buildings and statues are from the latter period. According to tradition, every year on the 14th day of the sixth lunar month Rahula, son of Shakyamuni, would organize a masked ball to mark the anniversary of Manrushri's birth.” -
Input by: tmciolek, Mar 07, 2013

Final data (and their sources)

Last updated: 07 Mar 2013

Lat/Long coordinates' accuracy:
The monastery in question is assumed to be situated actually no farther than 2km from the point defined by the coordinates below.

Location of Luohou monastery, CN.

General location of the Luohou monastery, CN.
Lat 39.00967 Long 113.59523
Mapping & images: Falling Rain Genomics (, 2009.

Google Map link:,%20CN)&ll=39.00967,113.59523spn=05.0,05.0&t=k&hl=en

Final data - explanatory notes

1. Monastery's name

  • Luohou monastery

2. Monastery's modern country & province

  • China:Shanxi Sheng

3. Monastery's alternative/historical names

4. Monastery's lat/long coordinates

5. Other known nearby Buddhist monasteries

6. Modern name of the known nearest city, town, or village

7. The settlement's alternative/historical names

8. The settlement's coordinates

9. Monastery's major Buddhist tradition

  • Mahayana? or Vajrayana?

10. Monastery's Buddhist sub-tradition

  • [missing data]

11. Date-early

  • MBM chrono-tag: 0600-32p 0633-66p 0667-99p 0700-32p 0733-66p 0767-99p 0800-32p 0833-66p 0867-99p 0900-32p - tmciolek 07 Mar 2013
  • 0600-32p 0633-66p 0667-99p 0700-32p 0733-66p 0767-99p 0800-32p 0833-66p 0867-99p 0900-32p 0933-66c 0967-99c 1000-32c 1033-66c 1067-99c 1100-32c 1133-66c 1167-99c 1200=> dated-el

12. Date-intermediate

  • [missing data]

13. Date-late

  • MBM chrono-tag: 1200=> - tmciolek 07 Mar 2013

14. Details of contacts with other monasteries

  • [missing data]

15. Type of evidence regarding the monastery

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16. Additional notes

  • [missing data] (incl. details of the size of the monastic population)

17. Corrections & addenda to this page were kindly provided by

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