Jin Shrines, Tai Tai Temple  晉祠臺駘廟



  • Tai Tai Temple (English)
  • 臺駘廟 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 台骀庙 (Simplified Chinese)
  • Táitáimiào (Pinyin)
  • T`ai-t`ai-miao (Wade-Giles)

Building Information

A Tai Tai temple has existed at Jinci since at least the Yuan period, as Yi Gou’s inscription of 1267 mentions a temple dedicated to him, but it is unclear where this temple was located.45 However, the temple building was originally built in its present location by Gao Ruxing in 1533 as a reward to thank Tai Tai for saving Gao Ruxing during a river crossing. The temple was repaired/maintained by the Gao Family, with repairs documented in 1730, 1772, and 1847. 46 Liu Yongde states that the temple continued to be maintained by the Gao family until 1956. For the significance of Tai Tai as a deity of the Fen River and his importance to the state of Jin, see Miller (2007), Chapter 3. Other deities worshiped within the shrine are the God of the Five Paths (Wudaoshen 五道神) and the local Earth God (Tudishen 土地神).1

Date 1533
Dynasty Ming 1368 - 1644 2

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  • 1 MILLER. 2007. The Divine Nature of Power: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci, 194.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 WILKINSON. 2000. Chinese History: A Manual, 12.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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