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Beijing Temple of Heaven - qiniandian-2008
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祈年殿(the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest)

建于明永乐十八年(1420年),初名“大祈殿”,原为矩形大殿,用于合祀天、地,嘉靖二十四年(1545年)改为三重顶圆殿,殿顶覆盖上青、中黄、下绿三色琉璃,寓意天、地、万物。

清乾隆十六年(1751)改三色瓦为统一的蓝瓦金顶,定名“祈年殿”,是孟春(正月)祈谷的专用建筑。
祈年殿内有28根金丝楠木大柱,里圈的四根寓意春夏秋冬四季,中间一圈12根寓意12个月,最外一圈12根寓意12时辰以及周天星宿。
祈年殿是天坛的主体建筑,又称祈谷殿,是明清两代皇帝孟春祈谷之所。它是一座镏金宝顶、蓝瓦红柱、彩绘金碧辉煌的三层重檐圆形大殿。祈年殿采用的是上殿下屋的构造形式。大殿建于高6米的白石雕栏环绕的三层汉白玉圆台上,即为祈谷坛,颇有拔地擎天之势,壮观恢弘。祈年殿为砖木结构,殿高38米,直径32米,三层重檐向上逐层收缩作伞状。建筑独特,无大梁长檩及铁钉,二十八根楠木巨柱环绕排列,支撑着殿顶的重量。祈年殿是按照“敬天礼神”的思想设计的,殿为圆形,象征天圆;瓦为蓝色,象征蓝天。殿内柱子的数目,据说也是按照天象建立起来的。内围的四根“龙井柱”象征一年四季春、夏、秋、冬;中围的十二根“金柱”象征一年十二个月;外围的十二根“檐柱”象征一天十二个时辰。中层和外层相加的二十四根,象征一年二十四个节气。三层总共二十八根象征天上二十八星宿。再加上柱顶端的八根童柱,总共三十六根,象征三十六天罡。宝顶下的雷公柱则象征皇帝的“一统天下”。祈年殿的藻井是由两层斗栱及一层天花组成,中间为金色龙凤.

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