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The meaning behind the name of Songnisan

The origin of Songnisan goes back to the fifth year of Queen Seondeok of Silla(AD784) when a monk named Jinpyoyulsa arrived at Beopjusa(Temple). As the monk passed by the oxen working in the filed knelt down and bowed their heads before him. The farmers watched this happen and said, "even our cattles repent of their sins". So many of the farmers put down their tools and followed the monk into the mountain to practice Buddhism as they realized that their sins were much worse. This is how "Songnisan [Mountain to leave the world]" got its name.