Pagoda Hok Lay Kiong

31-01-2012 Bekasi City 78473 viewed


Hok Lay Kiong temple located at Jalan Kenari 1, administratively included in Margahayu Village, East Jakarta District. Then lies in the geographical position of 107 º 00 '.315 "longitude and 06 º 24' 410" with a height of 34 m above sea level. This temple can be reached easily from the city of Jakarta with travel wkatu ± 10 minutes using a personal vehicle (two wheel or four wheel) or use public transport Bekasi.
Shrine was founded the 18th century AD, and until now still be used as a place of worship by the Chinese community in Jakarta area. Shrine since it was built until now is still used as houses of worship in Chinese society constantly, which is known term in the science of archeology live monument. Environmental pagoda is located in a relatively dense residential area with its boundaries to the north of Walnut Street, south, west and eastern houses. Pagoda has a total area of ​​± 700 m² and building his own temple breadth of 650 m², and is managed by the Foundation of Tri Dharma.
Hok Lay Kiong temple buildings, has undergone many changes and development, this is in accordance with the times. But the main entrance will be retained and have not been replaced, in accordance with the original paint color. At the top, right and left side of the main entrance visible inscribed board. In addition there are decorations depicting the journey Hian Thian Siang Te ranging from meditation, study and explore teachings from the teachings of Tao Tze Lou. Besides that attribute pristine pagoda is a table for storage of equipment worship. At the front of the pagoda there are two furnaces shaped like a pagoda as a place of burning Fu.
God Hok Lay Kiong as the Main Deity, so the name used to name the pagoda. Hok Lay Kiong god statues, as the main deity is placed on the main altar in the middle. While the four statues of gods and seven Gods Companion Guard, escorts occupy the right and left. In addition to placing a statue of Lord Hok Lay Kiong on the main altar, there are also five other altar placed in the middle and back of the room, and available facilities Tze Lou faiths worship the gods or other Chinese societies. Hok Lay Kiong temple which is basically a house of worship for followers of the teachings of Lou and Kong Hu Chu Tze.
Rituals that are still held in Hok Lay Kiong temple until now are:
• Celebration of Chinese New Year (± May), by conducting washing statues of gods and other heirlooms. Furthermore, statues of gods and heirlooms were paraded around the city of Jakarta, accompanied by a lion dance parades and various other Chinese arts, such as passing on the Road Buaran, Blessings, Great Mosque Jakarta. But now the parade through the area just perkampunga China alone.
• Sow unlucky, conducted in Bekasi River within ± 500 feet from the pagoda, dispose of paper inscribed with the names and spells a better life expectancy, and release turtles.
• At Bedug, performed at the beginning of the month (full moon) and the end of the month (small moon)
People of Chinese descent who hold schools of Lou and Kong Hu Chu Tze long time associate and blend with the surrounding community. As told by some of the elders around the pagoda, that persons of Chinese descent who are around pagoda has been shown kesetiaanya in Indonesia with the help at the time of the independence struggle and the struggle to maintain independence. It is understandable patriotism is high enough Bekasi society and pretty much the story of heroic struggle of the people. Conditions berbaurnya derivatives Chinese community with native and derivative pretty good Persian, mutual respect. In the area of ​​Bekasi market is indeed quite a lot of the architecture of ancient Chinese buildings. In addition, many are also citizens of Chinese descent who have converted and / or families with indigenous communities or ketunan Persian (Arabian). Tolerance derivatives Chinese people are very good in this area, as well as in the month of Ramadan (fasting) they respect the Muslim people who were running fast.
Development pacinan area around Market, Village Margahayu, Bekasi can be developed as an object of Culinary Tourism. If this can be realized, it means preserving food snacks that are still maintained by some Chinese or Persian descent, and will lift the economy of local communities, in addition to lifting the arts of China are still cultivated in China derivative society. This is very prospective because the location is very close to downtown Jakarta and relatively close to the city of Jakarta. When compared with making the new Culinary Travel is not grounded because it is not supported by a culture that embraced by the local community.

Location: Jalan Kenari 1, Margahayu Village, District East Bekasi, Bekasi
Coordinates: 06 º 24 '410' S, 107 º 00 '.315 "E
Direction: This temple can be reached easily from Bekasi City with a travel time of ± 10 minutes using a personal vehicle (four wheel or two wheel) or use public transport the City of Bekasi.
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