PRAMBANAN, HINDU TEMPLE BEUATIFUL IN THE WORLD


Prambanan Tempel is incredibly beautiful building built in the 10th century during the reign of two kings, namely Rakai Pikatan and Balitung. This temple is 47 meters tall (5 meters higher than Borobudur temple). This temple was built on the desire of which is to show Hindu triumph in Java.
This temple is located 17 kilometers from the city center Yogyakarta.
Prambanan temple has three main temples in the primary yard, namely Vishnu, Brahma, and Shiva. These three temples are symbols of Trimurti in Hindu belief. The third temple is facing east. Each main temple has accompanying temple facing to the west, namely Nandini for Shiva, Swan to Brahma, and Garuda for Vishnu. In addition, there are two temples wedge, 4 temples color, and 4 corner temples. In the second had 224 temples. Entering Shiva temple located in the middle and the highest building, you will find 4 rooms. One main room with a statue of Shiva, while the other 3 chambers each containing a statue of Durga (Shiva's wife), Agastya (Shiva,s teacher), and Ganesha (the son of Shiva).  
In the Vishnu temple is located in the north of the temple of Shiva, you will only find one room with a statue of Vishnu. Brahma temple, which lies south of Shiva temple, you will only find one room with a statue of Brahma.
Quite attractive accompanying temple is Garuda temple located near the Vishnu temple. This temple keeps a story of half-bird called Garuda. Garuda is a mythical bird in Hindu mythologi who was gold, white face, red wings, beak and wings like eagles. Estimated, figure is Hindu adaption of Bennu figure (meaning 'sunrise' or 'shine'). Garuda had saved her mother from the curse of Aruna (Garuda's brother who was born handicapped) by stealing Tirta Amrita (holy water of the gods).
Ability to save Garuda, admired by many people until now and are used for various purposes. Indonesia uses the symbol of the state.  
Prambanan also has panels of relief describing the story of Ramayana. According to experts, the relief is similar to the Ramayana story is revealed throuht oral tradition. Another interesting relief is Kalpataru tree that the Hindu religion is considered as a tree of life, sustainability and environmental compatibility. At the Prambanan reliefs depicted Kalpataru trees flanking the lion. The existence of this tree makes experts consider that the people of the 9th century had wisdom to manage its environment.  
Just like the figure of Garuda, Kalpataru is now also used for various purposes. In Indonesia, Kalpataru became a symbol of Environment. In fact, some scientists in Bali to develop the concept of Tri Hita Karana for environmental conservation by seeing Kalpataru relief in this temple. Tree of life can also be found in  the mountains that used to open the puppet arts. A proof that the relief panels in Prambanan has worldwide. If careful, you can also see various birds relief, this time a real bird. Bird reliefs at Prambanan are so natural that biologists can identify to genus level. One was relief of Yellow-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua Sulphurea) that invites questions. That bird, in fact  there are only Masakambing Island, an island in the Java Sea. Do birds have a tuft of yellow cockatoos who have lived in Yogyakarta? This question is not answered until now. 
Well, there are many more that can be extracted at Prambanan. You Should not be bored to ask. If it was finally exhaused, you can relax in the garden around the temple. Interested? Come soon to visit this temple.


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