The Five Religious Branches of Ming, a Chinese religion.
After the Ming Dynasty was overthrown by the Qing Dynasty, some ex-Ming mandarins gave up political activities and started a new religion called Ming. This religion later came to Vietnam and developed into five branches: Minh Sư, Minh Đường, Minh Lý, Minh Thiện and Minh Tân.
In the early stage of Caodaism, the Caodaist Sacerdotal Council was ordered to come to Minh Lý to request new prayers. The following Caodaist prayers, consequently, were from Minh Lý.
Especially, Minh Tân's followers converted to Caodaism on the 6th of the 10th lunar month, Year of the Tiger (1926). Since then its temple has become a Caodaist Holy House. Some dignitaries who converted to Caodaism held high-ranking positions.