In Buddhist temples in Japan, the main deity is enshrined in the main hall and other deities are on either side of the main deity. But Chinese temples in Southeast Asia often have a number of altars in their halls. Because of the many altars that have been set up, there is often a lot of clutter in the hall.
Jin De Yuan in Chinatown of Jakarta is no exception, and there are many altars, each with its own deities. All the visitors are praying in front of the altar of their choice. It is interesting to note that the main hall, where the main deity, Kannon, is located, is in a cluttered building with a number of other Buddha statues. But some of them are placed in a place separated by a partition. The main deity is stationed in a large room with other deities, but some deities are in a partitioned room.
The man in this photo was also praying to the deity enshrined in the place that was separated like that. From where I was standing, the wall was blocking me from seeing which deity was enshrined in the space. Anyway, it was difficult to determine what kind of deity was placed even though I looked at the Buddha statue.
|Jun 2020 INDONESIA PEOPLE
|INCENSE STICK JAKARTA PRAY TEMPLE WALL WORSHIPER
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