In Batam Island, there are basically two kinds of temples: the Hindu temples and the Buddhist temples. One of the most famous temples in the island is the Temple of Da Bo Gong. Also known as Tua Pekong Temple and Vihara Buddhi Bhakti Temple, the temple is the oldest Chinese temple in Batam Island, built to accommodate Buddhism religious activities.
The temple is located in Nagoya City – a busy district of the island – and is quite popular with local Buddhists, judging from the number of devotees it receives daily. The temple was said to be famous for two things originally: harmony and happiness. So, the believers who visit the temple on a daily basis to perform prayers and all kinds of religious rituals, you can say, support these beliefs and are probably expecting these emotional states to be granted or maintained in their lives by visiting the temple. [Read more…]