Monday, December 14, 2009


Beautiful Hindu temple in the World

Prambanan is the extraordinary beautiful buildings built in the 10-century to the government two princes, Rakai and lure Rakai Balitung. Tower at 47 meters (5 meters higher than Borobudur temple), the temple has been the desire to meet the author, shows the triumph of Hindus in the land of Java. This temple is located 17 kilometers from the city of Yogyakarta, in the middle area that is now built beautiful gardens.
There is a legend that Javanese people always told about this temple. Alkisah, a man called Bandung Bondowoso loved Roro Jonggrang. Not because of love, Jonggrang ask Bondowoso make temple in 1000 with the statue in the night. The request was fulfilled almost before Jonggrang ask villagers pound of rice and create a large fire in order to form such as the atmosphere morning. Speed can make a new statue and 999 condemns Jonggrang a statue to the feel-1000 because deceitful ed.
Prambanan temple has 3 major in the main page, the Temple Vishnu, Brahma, and Siwa. The three temples are symbols of Trimurti in Hindu belief. All of them face to the east. Each main temple has a temple facing the west, namely Nandini for Siwa, Angsa to Brahma, and Garuda for Vishnu. Besides, there are 2 temples wedge, 4 temple curtain, and the 4 corners of the temple. Meanwhile, a second page has 224 temples.
Siwa to enter the temple, located in the middle of the building and the most high, you will find the room 4. One main room contains a statue Siwa, while the other 3 rooms each contains a statue Durga (the wife of Siwa), Agastya (Siwa teachers), and Ganesha (the son of Siwa). Durga statue that have been used as the statue in the legend Roro Jonggrang is told above.
Vishnu in the 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 quite enthralling Garuda temple is located near the temple Vishnu. This temple save the story of her half-human bird called the Garuda. Garuda is a mystical bird in Hindu mythology is well-gold, a certain kind of face is white, red-winged, beaked and winged eagle-like. Estimated, the figure is Hindu adaptation on her Bennu (means' up 'or' shining ', usually associated with the god Re) in the Ancient Egyptian mythology or Phoenix in the 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).
The ability to save it be admired by many people until now and is used for a variety of interests. Indonesian use the symbol for the country. Perhaps, the creator of the symbol of Garuda Pancasila find inspiration in this temple. Other countries that also use the symbol for the country is Thailand, with the same reasons, but the form of adaptation and appearance different. In Thailand, Garuda is known by the term or Krut Pha Krut.
Prambanan temple is also a relief that the Ramayana story. According to experts, relief is similar to the Ramayana story is revealed through the oral tradition. Relief in the Kalpataru tree is interesting that in Hindu religion is seen as the tree of life, environmental preservation and harmony. In the Prambanan, relief Kalpataru trees flank the lion depicted. The existence of this tree makes experts consider that the century-9 has a wisdom in managing the environment.
Same as figure Garuda, Kalpataru is now also used for a variety of interests. In Indonesia, Kalpataru Wahana become the symbol of the Environment (Walhi). In fact, some scientists in Bali to develop the concept of Tri Hita Karana for conservation with the view Kalpataru relief in this temple. Tree of life that can also be found on the gunungan used to open the puppet arts. A proof that there is relief that the world has been in Prambanan.
If careful, you can also see various birds relief, this time it is real. Reliefs at Prambanan birds so natural, so the biolog can even identify to the genus level. One relief Jambul Yellow cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea), which invited questions. The reason, it was only found in the Masakambing Island, an island in the central Java Sea. Then, if the first type are used in Yogyakarta? Please find out the answer himself. For, until now there has not been even one person who can solve the mystery.
Well, there are many more that can be extracted at Prambanan. You certainly should not be fed. If it is eventually tired, you can relax in the garden around the temple. Interested? Come soon. Since 18 September 2006, you can enter the zone 1 Prambanan although not into the temple. Some of the damage the earthquake 27 May 2006 is now being repaired.
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