|Yeongsan of Yeongsanjae is a shortened word of Yeongsanhoesang.
And Jae of YeongsanJae came from the word of Uposadha in Sanskrit
with the meaning of offering ceremony among monks. When Buddha preached
in Mt. Yeongchwi all audiences, hosts of other terrestial and celestial
beings, and out-guards were went into great ecstacy upon hearing the
sermon as well as Sakradevanan Indra of entire universe, many Bodhisattvas,
gods and goddesses. Mandara flowers were floating down from the heaven.
Myoeum Bosal [Bodhisattva] as well as heavenly boys and girls came
down to earth to dedicate flowers and incenses with music and dance
to Buddha. All these divine spectacles are summerized into a ceremony,
Yeongsanjae. In Yeongsanjae Namudaeseong-inrowang Bosal[Bodhisattva]
guides the ceremony of the day in the temple. The purposes of Yeongsanjae
are to teach the emancipation from rebirth and the new life in the
heaven to the deceased, to remind the public of Buddha's teachings
and to encourage their belief with all present revivals of Yeongsanjae
in Buddha's time. It helps all living creatures to form a connection
with Buddhism and to get a salvation from Karmas and an enlightenment.