Controversial abbot is new Shaolin kungfu chief
Beijing, June 27(ANI): Shi Yongxin, China's most controversial monk, has been named the principle inheritor of the Shaolin kungfu.
"The decision has been approved by China's State Council. With the honor, Yongxin is expected to shoulder greater responsibilities and take more initiatives to better preserve Shaolin martial arts," Xinhua quoted Chen Gaofeng, an official of the Shaolin Temple, as saying.
Earlier, Yongxin had caused a stir by accepting the gift of a luxury cassock on June 8. A private brocade company gave the cassock to Yongxin, which had traditional Buddhist patterns such as the lotus and sacred vases woven in gold thread.
Yongxin, however, maintained that the cassock was only a gift and he had never asked for it.
The Shaolin Temple has been criticized for recently installing lavish restrooms worth 430,000 dollars and the reception of an extravagant four-wheel-drive vehicle from the local government.
Yongxin expressed his delight at the title being given to a Shaolin monk rather than to someone from outside the temple. (ANI)
Read More: China | S.n. Temple | Tarangaji Temple | June Pargaon | June Mohide | S.v.arts College | China Nandigama | S.k.p.temple(guntur) | China Garlapadu | Syamalamba Temple | Kottur Temple Street | Uramma Temple | June Belgaum | Temple Gate | Kalibari Temple | Daws Temple Rd | Temple Gompa | China Dhab | Temple | Mahabodhi Temple
23 May 2013 - View the trading patterns, pivot and trends for the day
May 23, 2013 at 11:11 AM
FIRST TRAILER OF KIRAN RAO___S___SHIP OF THESEUS___ UNVEILED
May 23, 2013 at 10:59 AM
DEEPIKA TALKS ABOUT RANBIR___S FIRST GIFT
May 23, 2013 at 10:33 AM