About Hall of Sangharama Palace

The Hall of Sangharama Palace is an important building in Han Chinese Buddhist temples. It is the east annex hall of the Mahavira Hall. "Sangharama" with the short form "garan" (僧伽藍摩), means "gardens of monks" (眾園). In Buddhism, it originally refers to constructing the base of monks' dormitories (僧舍) and later it refers to the general term of temples, including land and buildings.
The Guanyin Hall at Tianmenshan Temple, in Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China.

Chinese Buddhist architectural items

When Buddhism came to China, Buddhist architecture came along with it. There were many monasteries built, equaling about 45,000. These monasteries were filled with examples of Buddhist architecture, and because of this, they hold a very prominent place in Chinese architecture. Today the main Buddhist architectural items include temples, pagodas, and grottos. One of the earliest surviving example is the brick pagoda at the Songyue Monastery in Dengfeng County. Buddhist architecture is regarded as a .