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Commonly known as Tsai Tang (the vegetarian Hall), Chai Tang is where the rituals of Home Buddhist are executed. There are three schools of Chai Chiao, namely, Lung-Hua , Chin-Chung, and Hsien-Tien. The structure of the hall is as modest as that of a house.
Four famous vegetarian halls in Tainan are Te-Hua Tang, His-Hua Tang, Tse-Hsien Tang and Pao-En Tang and are all listed as Grade III historical landmarks. Build in 1837, Te-Hua Tang belongs to Lung-Hua School. It was rebuilt after World War II and worshiped Kuan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) as the main deity with historical wooden tablets and valued portraits painted on the door panels.
His-Hua Tang was constructed in 1750. The deity of this Hall has changed from its original one to San-Pao Fo (Buddha of three treasures) because of the trends of Buddhism. People belonging to the hall can only access nei-Chia-Hsiang, the space behind the central altar. Famous. Folk artist Pan Li-Shui painted the portraits on the door panels.
Bao-En Tang is the mother Hall for Hsien-Tien School. Built in 1861, its original deity and rites have lost and worship Kuan-Yin now. A branch hall of Bao-En Tang is Tse-Hsien Tang, which is built in 1829 and reconstructed in 1928. It worships Kuan-Yin with a traditional structure.