||This area, where 'Andong Eecheondong
Sukbulsang' is located, is called
'Jebeewon' which is a common name.
The letter 'won' in the name means
a kind of inn where travelers
stay and take a rest. It is originated
from Buddhist temples in the Goryeo
Dynasty, which were located at
an important place in terms of
transportation and used as a national-level
accommodation for government officials
on a business trip to rural areas.
When they went to Chungchung Province,
Gyeonggi Province or Seoul, all
the travelers had go over Sobaek
Mountains, passing by Andong,
and in the center of its route
was Yeonbiwon. Accordingly, the
letter, 'Yeon(ци)', meaning 'a
swallow', which was the legendary
background of the temple name,
Yeonmisa, and the letter, 'won',
which was a nationally designated
accommodation, seem to have been
combined to give the name, 'Jebeewon'
|It is a general explanation that the
temple used to be called 'Yeonbiwon'
or 'Younmiwon' thanks to its shape of
a swallow flying, and as time went by,
it became a name indicating the whole
area where the stone Buddhist statue
is located. Especially, as mentioned
in the article of Sungjoo-puree saying,
'Whereabouts is the home of Sungjoo.
The origin is probably Jebiwon in the
land of Andong, Gyungsang Province.',
it deserves to be a very meaningful
place as the spiritual and original
place of the Sungjoo folk belief.