Buddhagaya Watugong Vihara is a monastery which was inaugurated in 2006 and declared MURI as the tallest pagoda in Indonesia. Buddhagaya Watugong monastery is located 45 minutes from the central city of Semarang. This monastery has many buildings and located in a large area.
One of the most famous icons in this monastery is the Pagoda of Avalokitesvara (Metta Karuna), in which there are a large Buddha statue. Pagoda Avalokitesvara who has a building height of 45 meters tall with 7 levels, which means that a hermit would achieve holiness in the seventh.
The interior of the octagonal pagoda with a size of 15 x 15 meters. Starting the second level until the sixth mounted statue of Kwan Im Goddess (Goddess of Mercy) which overlooks the four winds. It is intended that the goddess of love radiate in all directions of the compass.
At the seventh level there are statues Amitaba, namely professor of gods and men. Top of the pagoda there is a section to save the relic stupa (pearl beads) emanating from the Buddha. The front of the pagoda there is also a statue of Goddess of Mercy and the Buddha sitting under the tree Bodi.
In the monastery complex also contained cotage for guests to stay. Right in front of the building there cotage Dhammasala. This building consists of two floors, ground floor is used for large multipurpose hall with a stage in front of him while the upper floor for Dhammasala space.
On the walls there are reliefs dhammasala disekiling fence that tells about paticasamupada. By looking at these reliefs we will more easily understand the concept of paticasamupada
It’s all part of the monastery complex of neatly integrated with the beauty of its environment and coupled with the beauty of Chinese architecture makes it relatively pleasant place for pilgrimage and worship or just stop by to rest unwind because of the way.
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