Happy Chinese New Year!

So yesterday (23 January 2012) was a Chinese New Year. My plan was going to Petak Sembilan to see how’s the celebration at the Vihara. I heard that there’re some temples in the area that located very close to each other.

As I really didn’t know the area, I went there with my friend, Dino, who’s been there few times …

We used The TransJakarta bus and stopped at Glodok busway station, then crossed the street, and passed by the Pasar Glodok. The temple is located in Jalan Kemenangan III, so it’s not that far.

We just went to two temples that located nearby, which were Vihara Dharma Bhakti (Vihara = Monastery) and Vihara Dharma Jaya (Toasebio).

Vihara Dharma Bhakti
There’re a lot of people visiting this temple to pray. The vihara is quite big, consists of 3 buildings if I’m not mistaken. Inside the first building, I could see there’re a lot of big candles in the centre.

They also hanged a lot of lampions (lanterns) in the second building, love the color of the lampions .. 🙂
Happy Chinese New Year - Petak Sembilan - The roof of Vihara Dharma Bakti
Happy Chinese New Year - Petak Sembilan - Vila Dharma Bakti - *Happy Chinese New Year - Petak Sembilan - Vihara Dharma Bakti - Bowl to put the incense
Happy Chinese New Year - Petak Sembilan - Vihara Dharma Bakti - Praying for the god
Happy Chinese New Year - Petak Sembilan - Vila Dharma Bakti - Inside - *
Happy Chinese New Year - Petak Sembilan - Vihara Dharma Bakti - Burning the incense
Happy Chinese New Year - Petak Sembilan - Vihara Dharma Bakti - Lanterns
Happy Chinese New Year - Petak Sembilan - Vihara Dharma Bakti - The Candles

Vihara Dharma Jaya (Toasebio)Happy Chinese New Year - Petak Sembilan - Vihara Dharma Jaya (Toasebio) - *Happy Chinese New Year - Petak Sembilan - Vihara Dharma Jaya (Toasebio) - Cheng Goan Cheng Kun - *Happy Chinese New Year - Petak Sembilan - Vihara Dharma Jaya (Toasebio) - Wishes - *Happy Chinese New Year - Petak Sembilan - Vihara Dharma Jaya (Toasebio) - The Dragons Fly

Photo with (*) taken by Dino.

So Happy Chinese New Year! Gong Xi Fa Cai! 🙂

Related article:
– If you’re curious what kind of food that is served in Chinese New Year >> Stupid Brother and Chinese New Year (http://weirdfob.wordpress.com)

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  1. lidya January 25, 2012
    • timothywp January 25, 2012
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