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Emeishan (峨嵋山/峨眉山), or "Delicate Eyebrows Mountain", is a sacred mountain in Sichuan Province that is associated with the bodhisattva Samantabhadra.[1] It is one of the four great mountains of Chinese Buddhism, the others being Wutaishan, Putuoshan, and Jiuhuashan.[1]

The Princeton Dictionary states:

The name Emeishan is derived from its two peaks, which face each other and are said to look like the delicate eyebrows of a classic Chinese beauty... The patron bodhisattva of Emeishan is Samantabhadra (C. Puxian pusa), who was said to have resided in Emeishan. Because of this connection, most monasteries on Emeishan house a statue of Samantabhadra. Emeishan is of exceptional cultural significance because Chinese tradition assumes it was the place where Buddhism first became established on Chinese territory and whence it spread widely.[1]

It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.[1][2]



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