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Prambanan Temple in Jogjakarta, Java, Indonesia

Posted by Latest Indonesia Tourism on Monday, June 16, 2014

Temple in Indonesia - Prambanan is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, altitude 47 meters, was built in the 9th century. It is located 17 km east of Yogyakarta on the edge of the highway to the Solo. The main temple is Shiva Temple (center), Brahma Temple (south), Vishnu (north). In front of the temple is located Vehicle (vehicle) as a vehicle Trimurti; Temple Space is the vehicle of Brahma (God of Guardians), Candi Nandi (Ox) is the vehicle of Shiva (Destroyer Gods) and the Temple of Garuda is the vehicle of Vishnu (God of creation).

Prambanan Temple in Jogjakarta
At the Shiva temple wall and balustrade of Brahma temple carved reliefs of the Ramayana story, while at the fence step Krisnayana Vishnu temple carved reliefs. Shiva temple entrance from the east turn left you will find the story of Ramayana reliefs clockwise, the next story continued reliefs in the temple of Brahma.

Prambanan known repopulating when a Dutchman named CALons visited Java in 1733 and reported on the existence of the temple ruins overgrown shrubs. First attempt to rescue Prambanan performed by Ijzerman in 1885 to clean up the chambers of the temple of stone ruins. In 1902 work started coaching led by Van Erp for the Shiva temple, Vishnu temple and Brahma temple. Attention to Prambanan temple continues to grow. In 1933 successfully arranged experiment Brahma and Vishnu temple. After experiencing various barriers, on December 23, 1953 Shiva temple completely refurbished. Brahma Temple started in 1978 restored and inaugurated in 1987. Restored Vishnu started in 1982 and completed in 1991. Subsequent restoration activities conducted on 3 pieces of ancillary temples are in front of the temple of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma besarta 4 color temples and 4 corner temples / peg .

Prambanan temple complex was built by Kings Wamca (Dinasty) Sanjaya in the 9th century. Prambanan temple complex is the main temple facing east, with the overall shape resembles a mound on the puppet as high as 47 meters. Hinduism knows Tri Murti consisting of Lord Brahma as the Creator, Lord Vishnu as the Preserver, Lord Shiva as the Destroyer. The main chamber of the main temple occupied by Lord Shiva as the Supreme Deity so it can be concluded Prambanan temple is a Shiva temple. Prambanan temple or Shiva temple is also often referred to as the temple of Loro Jonggrang associated with the legend that tells about a virgin who Jonggrang or a tall girl, the daughter of King Boko, who built his empire on the hill south of the Prambanan temple complex.

The edge of the temple is restricted to the balustrade, decorated with reliefs of Ramayana can be enjoyed when we berperadaksina (walk around the temple to the center Cansi always to the right of us) through the hallway. The story continues on the balustrade of Brahma temple which is located on the left (south) of the main temple. Being on the balustrade of Vishnu temple is located on the right (north) of the main temple, carved reliefs depicting the story Kresnadipayana childhood story Prabu Krishna as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu in rooting keangkaramurkaan to be sweeping the world.

Booths overlooking the main temple to the north contains statues of Durga, consort of Lord Shiva, but generally people call it a Jonggrang sculpture, which, according to legend, the stone statue formerly living body of the beautiful princess, who was condemned by Bondowoso knight, to complement its ability to create a thousand statues in one night.

Candi Brahma and Vishnu temples each have a single chamber occupied by statues of the gods in question.

In front of the temple of the god Trimurti third that there are three temples which contains a vehicle (vehicle) is the third god. The third temple has been restored and it is now only the middle of the temple (in front of the Shiva temple) which still contains a statue of a bull named Nandi, the vehicle of Lord Shiva.

Swan sculpture as a vehicle of Brahma and Vishnu statue eagle as a vehicle that is expected to advance to fill the chambers of the temple which is located in front of the second temple god it has now been restored.

It is the sixth temple 2 groups facing each other, lies in a yard of a square, with sides along the 110 meters.

Inside the pages are still standing other temples, namely two flanking temples with a height of 16 meters line of sight, which is a stand in the north and the other standing on the south, 4 color temples and 4 sedut temples.

Pages in the Hindu community regarded as the most sacred page, located in the middle of the central courtyard which has the 222 meters, and at first containing ancillary temples as many as 224 units in rows around the page in 3 rows.



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