Prambanan Temple, The Largest Temple in Indonesia and a World Heritage Site

This temple was built around 850 AD by Rakai Pikatan, and continued to be developed and expanded by Balitung Maha Sambu, during the Medang Mataram Kingdom.




IPHEDIA.com - Prambanan Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, as well as one most beautiful temples in Southeast Asia.

Prambanan Temple or Roro Jonggrang Temple is the grandest Hindu temple complex in Indonesia which was built in the 9th century AD.

This temple is dedicated to Trimurti, the three main gods of Hinduism, namely Brahma as the creator god, Vishnu as the god of preservation, and Shiva as the god of destruction.

Based on the Siwagrha inscription, the original name of this temple complex is called Siwagrha (Sanskrit which means 'House of Shiva').

This temple was built around 850 AD by Rakai Pikatan, and continued to be developed and expanded by Balitung Maha Sambu, during the Medang Mataram Kingdom.

In the garbagriha (main room) of the temple is a statue of Shiva Mahadeva as high as three meters which shows that in this temple, Lord Shiva is preferred.

The location of this temple complex is in Prambanan District, Sleman, Yogyakarta Special Region and Prambanan District, Klaten Regency, Central Java, approximately 17 kilometers northeast of Yogyakarta.

Prambanan Temple is located in the administrative area of ​​Bokoharjo Village, Prambanan, Sleman, while the entrance to the Prambanan Temple complex is located in the administrative area of ​​Tlogo Village, Prambanan, Klaten.

The architecture of this building is tall and slender in accordance with Hindu architecture in general with the Shiva temple as the main temple having a height of up to 47 meters towering in the middle of a complex of smaller temples.

As one grandest temples in Southeast Asia, Prambanan Temple attracts tourists from all over the world. (as/ip)

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