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Jl. Darmokali No. 60, Surabaya, 60241, Indonesia

DIRECTION TO HOTEL

BATIQA Hotel Darmo - Surabaya located 16 km away from Juanda International Airport. Head east on Jalan Terminal 2 Juanda and turn right after 70 meters. Go straight on and turn right toward Jalan Raya Bandara Juanda for 350 meters. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Jalan Raya Bandara Juanda. Use the right lane to turn left onto Jalan Letjen S Parman / Jalan Raya Malang - Surabaya. After 90 meters take a sharp right to stay on Jalan Letjen S Parman / Jalan Raya Malang - Surabaya, pass by Ruko Gate Way on the right in 850 meters and keep right to continue on Jalan Jenderal S Parman / Jalan Raya Malang - Surabaya / Jalan Raya Waru. At Bundaran Waru, take the 3rd exit onto Jalan Ahmad Yani / Jalan Frontage Ahmad Yani Siwalankerto. Pass by Hypermart on the left in 350 meter and exit the roundabout onto Jalan Ahmad Yani / Jalan Frontage Ahmad Yani Siwalankerto. Continue straight onto Jalan Frontage Ahmad Yani Siwalankerto / Jalan Raya Malang - Surabaya, pass by Halte RS Bhayangkara on the left. After 2,1 kilo meter take a slight right to stay on Jalan Frontage Ahmad Yani Siwalankerto and make a U-turn after Kospin jasa on the left. Use the left lane to turn slightly left onto Jalan Jembatan Wonokromo. take a turn left onto Jalan Darmokali and pass by Indomaret Darmokali. The hotel will be on the left.

Bathing the Sleeping Buddha: A Sacred Tradition at Maha Vihara Mojopahit

Bathing Buddha Maha Paranibbana at Maha Vihara Mojopahit
In the Maha Vihara Mojopahit complex in Mojokerto, East Java, there is a unique and sacred tradition that is carried out every year, namely bathing the statue of Buddha Maha Paranibbana or better known as the Sleeping Buddha statue. This tradition is usually carried out before the celebration of Waisak, a holy day for Buddhists.

The Buddha Maha Paranibbana statue at Maha Vihara Mojopahit is one of the largest sleeping Buddha statues in Indonesia, with a length of 45 meters and a height of 10 meters. This statue is made of concrete and is decorated with beautiful carvings that tell the story of the life of Buddha Gautama.

This tradition of bathing the Buddha Maha Paranibbana statue has a deep meaning for Buddhists. The process of bathing this statue is a symbol of respect and gratitude for the teachings of Buddha Gautama. In addition, this tradition is also a moment to cleanse oneself spiritually and reflect on the meaning of life.

The Process of Bathing the Buddha Maha Paranibbana Statue

The process of bathing the Buddha Maha Paranibbana statue is usually carried out by monks and nuns, assisted by the monastery administrators and Buddhists. First, the Buddha statue is cleaned with clean water mixed with flowers. Then, the Buddha statue is smeared with sandalwood oil and decorated with yellow silk cloth.

The Meaning of the Tradition of Bathing the Buddha Maha Paranibbana Statue

The tradition of bathing the Buddha Maha Paranibbana statue has several important meanings for Buddhists, including:

Respect and gratitude: This tradition is a form of respect for Buddha Gautama and an expression of gratitude for his teachings that have brought peace and happiness to many people.
Spiritual cleansing: The process of bathing the Buddha statue becomes a moment for Buddhists to cleanse themselves spiritually from inner impurities, such as greed, hatred, and ignorance.
Reflection on the meaning of life: This tradition is also a moment to reflect on the meaning of life and death. The Buddha statue lying peacefully reminds Buddhists of the impermanent nature of all life.
Togetherness and unity: The tradition of bathing the Buddha Maha Paranibbana statue is a moment for Buddhists to gather and strengthen their brotherhood.
The tradition of bathing the Buddha Maha Paranibbana statue at Maha Vihara Mojopahit is a unique and meaningful cultural tradition. This tradition is not only an important part of Buddhist religious rituals, but also an interesting tourist attraction for visitors.

If you want to experience a deep spiritual experience and see firsthand the tradition of bathing the Buddha Maha Paranibbana statue, you can visit Maha Vihara Mojopahit in Mojokerto during the Waisak celebration. 


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