A Unique Imlek Celebration
On February 7, 2008, Chinese Lunar New Year celebrating is being held in Griya Kongco Dwipayana. Here are some photos of Imlek celebration in Grya Kongco Dwipayana, a join temple of Tao, Buddha, and Hindu in Denpasar on Thursday 2/7/08.
Grya Kongco Dwipayana is a unique worshipping place, here three faiths; Tao, Buddha and Hindu mix peacefully. Here you can find the Padmasana and Pelinggih of the Hindu, Buddha Parinibhana statue, and Kwan Im statue of Buddhist and Tao altars complete with its gods and goddess.
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The priest of this syncretism temple, affectionately called Atu Mangku by the worshippers, explained that this temple is build from scratch based on the a divine message from the gods he received in 1987. According to I.B. Adnyana (Atu Mangku), this is the only Kongco that can meet the follower of Buddha, Hindu and Tao and pay homage at the same place to the god.
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This temple shows how three different faiths can live in peace in a same place and work hand in hand together.
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The lion dance which is performed during Chinese New Year is a tradition that brings good luck to the households or businesses.