Talang Temple

31-01-2012 Cirebon City 78473 viewed


As a trading port city visited many foreign traders, Cirebon City will not accept coming off the outside community, including the Chinese community. In Cirebon Chinese community has long seemed to come and settle later. As a society that has a peculiarity in the religious system, they need a place of worship according to their religion. In Cirebon there are several temples as a place of Buddhist worship in the Chinese community, among them the Temple Gutters. This temple is located on Jl. No gutters. 2, which is administratively located in the village of Keprabon RT 03 RW 02, Village Wungkuk Weak, Weak Wungkuk District. The exact location is at coordinates 06 º 43 '195' south latitude and 108 º 34 '165 "East Longitude, located in dense neighborhoods. Boundary north of the temple is a funeral home and shop, east of the Street Gutters, BAT Cigarette Factory, and shops, south of Factory and Plant PT.NIRI rubber bulb, and the west borders the house residents and SMP 15.
Gutters temple facing east, was built on land that the whole area 400 m2. To enter the temple through the gate with two wooden doors. Gable-shaped roof door or boat capsized. In this temple page not found an incinerator like the other temples. Floor this page using gray tiles that have been destroyed. According to Mr. Sujito this page first red tiled.
The front of the temple is the marquee. Construction of the six pillars supported the pavilion roof. Hall floor tiles of red material with a size of 40 x 40 cm. Ceiling space of teak wood porch, on either side of the gallery space there is room for each functionalized warehouse. Among the gallery space and an open courtyard, on the roof there is a carving motifs of flora and fauna krawangan.
Go to the main room through the open courtyard, and the main room of the higher position. The main hall is a building open. At the front there is a bell and Kilin (lions) made of arkose sandstone is very solid. The roof of the main hall of six columns supported a plain red. Two extolled in front of a plain round andesite. The floor in the main room of red tiles with a size of 40 x 40 cm. The horses were decorated with carved motifs of flora and fauna of the dominant green color. The main altar in the chamber is made of teak wood. The altar is a place of worship to the Kong Hu Chu. On the left there is a god Kong Hu Chu Tam San Chai and the right of there ancestors.
Above the main altar there is an inscription of Chinese lettered wood, if it contains freely translated "Love is the good of the People's Government". Still from the right side of the main hall there is a stele made of black wood Chinese lettered contents of a list of funders for the temple. The size of the inscription height 316 cm width 145 cm. In between the left and right main altar there are also inscriptions of wood the size of each height 207 cm width 70 cm which also contains the list of funders.
On the right wall and left there utana room door leading out. On June 22, 1997 there has been damage to the walls of the foyer / anatara limit the building of a temple building with the funeral home building is located on the left side length of 13 m. Wall damage is until now not been repaired.
Gutters according to a story Mr. Temple Sujito or Ang Ci Tech (42 years), built by Sam Tan Chai or H. Moh. Syafei in 1450. Mohammed H. Syafei this is a merchant originally from mainland China who hold a voyage to land on the North Coast Cirebon. Still according to the narrative of Mr. Sujito, formerly of this temple serves as a mosque and used as a resting place for merchants who came from far away places. H. Muhammad Syafei because kepandainnya was then appointed as Minister of Finance of the Sultanate Kanoman and married with one daughter from Kanoman. After serving as minister he was given the title of Aria Dipacula Tumenggung. Tomb H. Muhammad Syafei or Tumenggung Dipacula Aria is still maintained and is an object of cultural heritage.
Because of the growing Chinese Muslims, then they moved to a place of worship Sembung Village. While this abandoned building, gradually converted into a means of worship of the followers of the teachings of Chu Khong Hu.
The word "Gutter" is used as the name of this temple, according to the Chinese language, derived from the word toa lang which means "great man" or "great master". The term was addressed to three great admirals Emperor Ming envoys who landed in Cirebon in the 14th century. They are Chengho (Chenghe), Fa-wan (Fa Xien) and khung Wu Fung, which all Muslims. During the Cirebon they build mosques and other buildings used for a gathering place for Chinese Muslims Kaun.
Until now the temple is also called the Temple Soeh Boen Pang Gie Soe (Abu Ancestral House) has not been restored. Repairs are never carried out such that the original page penggamtian floor terracotta tiles measuring 40 x 40 cm, a PC tiles measuring 20 x 20 cm. Now the temple is managed by Bakti Foundation engaged in social and religious walls of Chinese citizens in Cirebon.
Location: Jl. No gutters. 2, Kampung Keprabon RT 03 RW 02, Village Wungkuk Weak, Weak District Wungkuk
Coordinates: 06 º 43 '195 "S, 108 º 34' 165" E
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