White Temple in the Heart of Solo City
The lonesome ambushed as the foot stepped into the high gate at one of the dots on Jl. Ir. Juanda, on mid-July 2018. The noise of vehicles passing in the street seemed to be inaudible. The Dhamma Sundara Monastery that lies behind the gates leads to a different world. Entering the monastery complex, the main building is very large with a limasan roof. The building is surrounded by four other limasan smaller. Up the stairs to the main building, visitors will be greeted with a statue of a pair of black lions. Previously, there are niches that contain mythical creatures of white-headed birds.
The main hall of Dhamma Sundara Temple contains a gold-legged cross-legged Buddha statue with the left palm open up. The position of the hand is called Bhumisparsa mudra which means calling the earth as a witness. The mudra symbolizes Dhyani Buddha Aksobhya facing east. The right and left of it, there is a statue of a Buddha disciple with his hands cupped in front of his chest. There is also some pedestals with scriptures placed on the cross table. The table and pedestal are laid out on the statue of the Buddha.
Exit from the main building, on the right, visitors can find a white temple standing dashing. The shape of the temple is similar to some temples in Thailand. The great stupa at its peak becomes the hallmark of the Buddhist temple. A number of smaller stupas surround a large stupa with a shorter position. Human relief stands with various positions clearly illustrated on the temple wall. In front of him, there is a founding statue of Dhamma Sundara Vihara, a prominent figure of Solo City, Sundara Husea, founder of Sun Motor Group. To visit the monastery, visitors are not asked for a dime rate. Only, because this is a place of worship that is still in use, visitors should be polite, not noisy, and obey the rules listed. For example, removing footwear when around the temple or in the main building.