Dhanagun Vihara: Welcoming The Year of Wooden Horse

The lunar new year celebration is in sight. The end of this January marks the time for us to say goodbye to the snake and to prepare ourselves galloping with the horse. Not much different than in any other places around the world, Chinese descents who lives in Indonesia celebrate the lunar new year with various kinds of festivity as well as religious rituals.

A few years ago, I had a chance to visit Hok Tek Bio vihara in Bogor in the morning of Chinese New Year. Also renowned as Dhanagun Vihara to the locals, this old establishment stands sturdily at the corner of the road right across Bogor’s iconic landmark, the Bogor Palace. Continue reading