Prambanan is The Most beautiful Hindu Temple

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Prambanan temple is extraordinary beautiful building built in the 10-century by two princes of government, Rakai lure and Rakai Balitung. Tower at 47 meters (5 meters higher than Borobudur temple), the temple has been the desire to meet the author, show Hindu triumph in the land of Java. This temple is located 17 kilometers from the city of Yogyakarta.

There is a legend that Javanese people always told about this temple. Base of the story, a man named Bandung Bondowoso loved Roro Jonggrang. Not because of love, Jonggrang make a request Bondowoso temple with statue in 1000 for the night. The request was fulfilled almost before Jonggrang ask villagers pound of rice and make a big fire like atmosphere that form morning. Speed can make the new 999 and then cursed statue Jonggrang into the statue to the 1000.

Prambanan temple has 3 main page in the main, the Vishnu Temple, Brahma, and Shiva temples. The three temples are symbols of Trimurti in Hindu’s belief. All of them face to the east. Each main temple has a temple facing the west, namely Nandini for Shiva temples, Angsa to Brahma, and Garuda for Vishnu. Besides, there are 2 wedge temple, temple curtain 4, and 4 corner temples. Meanwhile, a second page 224 has a temple.

Entering the temple of Shiva temples located in the middle of the building and the most high, you will find 4 rooms. One main room contains a statue Siwa, while the other 3 rooms each contain Durga statue (Siwa's wife), Agastya (Shiva temples teachers), and Ganesha (the son of Siwa). Durga statue that have been used as the statue in the legend of Roro Jonggrang told the above.


In the Vishnu Temple, located in the north of Siwa temple, you will only see one room contains a statue of Vishnu. Similarly Brahma temple located in the south of Siwa Temple, you will only find one room contains a statue Brahma.

Temple facing enough bait is Garuda temple that is located near the Vishnu temple. This temple stories about human with the half of body is bird called Garuda. Garuda is a mystical bird in Hindu mythology with the body is gold, a certain kind of face white, red-winged, beaked and winged like a hawk. Estimated, figure is Hindu adaptation on her Bennu (means' up 'or' shining ', usually associated with the god Re) in Ancient Egypt mythology or Phoenix in Ancient Greek mythology. Garuda can save his mother from the curse of Aruna (Garuda sister who was born disabled) with a steal Amerta Tirta (holy water of the gods).

Prambanan temple is also a relief that the Ramayana story. According to experts, relief is similar to the Ramayana story is revealed through oral tradition. Relief in the Kalpataru tree is interesting that in the Hindu religion is considered as a tree of life, sustainability and environmental suitability. In Prambanan, relief depicted the Kalpataru tree lions flank. The existence of this tree makes experts consider that the 9-century to have wisdom in managing the environment.

In addition you can also see various birds relief, this time a real bird. Reliefs at Prambanan birds so natural, so the biolog can even identify them to genus level. One Yellow relief crest cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea).


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  1. Nice post on the temples. Hope this draws a good number of devotees.

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