Maha Vihara Duta Maitreya where located in Sei Panas, Batam is the biggest temple in Southeast Asia. With a land area of 4.5 hectares, Vihara Duta Maitreya was built in 1991. As the name implies, this temple has a very strong religious value which matches with the message of Buddha Maitreya, which is a message of universal love.
Almost in every corner of the building found the statue of Buddha Maitreya that has a high width posture, dense ears and belly fat, innocent personality and always laughs. Once seen, felt a warm welcoming feel of life, it looks Maitreya said: Welcome to the loving world. He led all human into a new world, life with peace and happiness.
Besides the statue of Maitreya Buddha, the monastery is also contained other Buddha statues, like the statue of Buddha Gautama, the Goddess Kwan Im, Satya Kalama, Amitabha, Baisajyaguru, and others. The statues are scattered in various parts of the monastery with each peculiar.
In this monastery there are five buildings, the first is Graha Maitreya as the main function, where Maitreya people do praying three times a day to God Almighty, Buddha Maitreya and the Buddha / Bodhisattva. The capacity of this Graha is 2,000 people.
Furthermore, there is a Graha Patriat, this hall is for devotion to the Buddha that also serves as education and training and also for Dharmasala.
The third Graha is Graha Sakyamuni (Siddharta Gautama), it is a devotion hall to the Buddha Gautama, the Buddha Amitabha, the Buddha Baisajyaguru, Manjusri Bodhisattva and Samantabhadra Bodhisattva.
The fourth Graha is Graha Budhha Avalokitesvara, it is a devotion hall to the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, and the fifth is a Graha Buddhist Satya Kalama. It is devotion hall to Satya Bodhisattva Kalama. Besides having a maid, in this region, there are also schools, from pre-playgroup, kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school.
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