Shanghai Jing'an Temple is one of the oldest temples in Shanghai. It is said that Jing’an Temple could be traced back to the 10th year of Chiwu in the Three Kingdoms, namely in 247, firstly named as Hudu Chongxuan Temple. In the first year of Xiangfu, namely in 1008, a man called Song Dazhong changed its name to Jing'an Temple. Nowadays, Jing'an Temple has become an eminent scenic spot in Shanghai where a continuous stream of visitors come to pray for their family every day.
The eighth day in the lunar month in 2015 was the day when Sakyamuni became a Buddha, which is known as the "Magic Festival", one of the grandest Buddhist festivals. Shanghai Jing’an temple start to hold the meeting of Sakyamuni Buddha Conversion Day and provide Laba porridge free of charge to all the laity since that day, sharing the blessing and wisdom of Buddha.