The most important place in Keumsan-sa temple is the stupa for Buddha's Sacred body(Sarira) in the perspective of Buddhism. It is believed that the part of Buddha’s real body(Sarira) was preserved in the stupa of Keumsan-sa Temple. It was located in the deepest place in the temple.
The sarira was preserved in the stupa, and the stone statues were deployed around the stupa.
The stupa was round style of stone sculpture.
But the statues and sculptures were so unique and special.
Those sculptures were deployed in quadrilateral form around the stupa.
Each statues had its specific meaning though, it was difficult to find out the exact appearance of those statues due to the erosion by the wind and the rain for a long time.
Those stupa seemed to be built at the age between the late Shilla dynasty and the early Goryeo Kingdom.
It was designated as the National Treasure
Then let’s look at this treasure.
If we evaluate the meaning of the building in the view of the religion, the most important building must be the building serving for the real sarira of Buddha.
But the building for the sarira was small size compare to other buildings in this temple.
Only 3 or 4 people can sit in that building together. I can see the stupa through the window.
This small building seemed to have the highest status among all buildings in this temple.
I had stayed there for a while. It was very hot weather though, inside of this wooden building was cool and my mind became calm.