The temple bell(Beomjong), an important Buddhist craft, was used for gathering the public and informing them of the time with striking it with the bell bar. It is hung on Jongru(the house to hang a bell in). This large bronze bell was made in the 24th year of King Sukjong's reign(1698).
Two dragons holding beads called Yeouiju are engraved on the hanging part(Yongnyu), and a small round hole is made as a musical tube(Eumgwan). 'Beomja' (the ancient Indian letter of Sanskrit) is written, and a standing Bodhisattva is engraved on the upper end of the bell. Flowers and Dangchomun, a pattern of vind spreading in two lines, decorate the lower part of bell. Its design of eight divination signs in the center is a special example of design which is never found among the temple bells of the Joseon Dynasty.