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The Sailendra dynasty built the largest Buddhist relic in the world between 780-840 AD. The Sailendra dynasty was the ruling dynasty of the time. This relic is built as a place of worship of Buddha and place of pilgrimage. This place contains guidance for people to abstain from the lust of the world and to enlightenment and wisdom according to the Buddha. This legacy was discovered by British troops in 1814 under the leadership of Sir Thomas Stanford Raffles. The temple area was completely cleaned in 1835. Borobudur temple tour is built in a Mandala style that reflects the universe in Buddhist belief. The structure of this building is boxed with four entrances and a circular center point. When viewed from the outside to the inside is divided into two parts of the world of nature is divided into three zones on the outside, and the nature of Nirvana in the central part.
Zone 1: Kamadhatu
Nature of the world that is seen and being experienced by humans now. Kamadhatu consists of 160 reliefs that explain Karmawibhangga Sutra, the law of cause and effect. Describes human nature and lust, such as robbing, killing, raping, torture, and slander. The cover holder at the bottom has been permanently opened so that visitors can see the reliefs hidden at the bottom. The entire 160 photo collection of reliefs can be seen at the Borobudur Temple Museum located at Borobudur temple tour Archaeological Park.
Zone 2: Rupadhatu
The transitional world, in which man has been freed from the affairs of the world. Rapadhatu consists of stone carving relief galleries and buddha statues. In total there are 328 Buddha statues that also have ornaments relief on the carvings. According to Sanskrit manuscripts in this section consists of 1300 reliefs in the form of Gandhawyuha, Lalitawistara, Jataka and Awadana. All of them stretching as far as 2.5 km with 1212 panels.
Zone 3: Arupadhatu
The supreme nature, the house of God.
The three circular foyer leads to a dome in the central part or stupa that represents the resurrection of the world. In this section there are no ornaments and ornaments, which means to describe the highest purity. The porch in this section consists of a hollow-shaped stupa, an inverted bell, containing a Buddha statue leading to the outside of the temple. There are 72 stupas in total. The largest stupa in the center is not as high as the original version which has a height of 42m above the ground with a diameter of 9.9m. Unlike the stupa that surrounds it, the central stupa is empty and raises the debate that there is actually content but also some that the stupa is empty.
Relief of Borobudur temple tour
In total there are 504 Buddhas with meditative attitudes and six different hand positions along the temple.
During the restoration in the early 20th century, found two smaller temples around Borobudur, namely Pawon Temple and Mendut Temple that line with the Borobudur Temple. Pawon temple is 1.15 km from Borobudur temple tour, while Mendut Temple is 3 km from Borobudur Temple tour. There is a belief that there is a religious relationship between the three temples but still not known exactly the process of ritual. The three temples form a route for the Waisak Day Festival that is held every year during the full moon in April or May. The festival is a reminder of the birth and death, and the enlightenment given by Gautama Buddha.
Borobudur Temple Compounds
This famous Buddhist temple, dating from the 8th and 9th centuries, is located in central Java. It was built in three tiers: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of a cone with three circular platforms and, at the top, a monumental stupa. The walls and balustrades are decorated with fine low reliefs, covering a total surface area of 2,500 m2. Around the circular platforms are 72 openwork stupas, each containing a statue of the Buddha. The monument was restored with UNESCO’s help in the 1970s.
Outstanding Universal Value
The Borobudur Temple tour Compounds is one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world, and was built in the 8th and 9th centuries AD during the reign of the Syailendra Dynasty. The monument is located in the Kedu Valley, in the southern part of Central Java, at the centre of the island of Java, Indonesia. The main temple is a stupa built in three tiers around a hill which was a natural centre: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of a cone with three circular platforms and, at the top, a monumental stupa. The walls and balustrades are decorated with fine low reliefs, covering a total surface area of 2,520 m2. Around the circular platforms are 72 openwork stupas, each containing a statue of the Buddha.
Prambanan Temple is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia. Until now can not ascertain when this temple was built and on whose command, but strong allegations that Prambanan Temple was built around the mid-9th century by the king of Wangsa Sanjaya, the King Balitung Maha Sambu. The allegations are based on the contents of the Syiwagrha Inscription found around Prambanan and presently preserved at the National Museum in Jakarta. The inscription dates to 778 Saka (856 AD) was written during the reign of Rakai Pikatan. The original plan of Prambanan Temple is rectangular, consisting of outer courtyard and three courtyards, namely Jaba (outer court), Tengahan (middle court) and Njeron (inner courtyard). The outdoor courtyard is an open area surrounding the outer court. The outer courtyard is longitude with an area of 390 m2. This courtyard was once surrounded by a stone fence that is now living ruins. The outside courtyard is currently an empty courtyard. Not yet known whether there was originally a building or other decoration in this yard. In the center of the outer court, there is a second platform, the rectangular central square 222 m2. The central courtyard was also surrounded by stone fences that are now also collapsed. This courtyard consists of four terraces of terraces, the deeper the higher. On the first terrace, the lowest terrace, there are 68 small temples lining the streets, divided into four rows by the connecting road between the gate of the court. In the second terrace there are 60 temples, on the third terrace there are 52 temples, and on the fourth terrace, or the top terrace, there are 44 temples. All the temples in the central courtyard have the same shape and size, ie the basic floor plan 6 m2 and height 14 m. Almost all the temples in the central courtyard are currently destroyed. All that remains is only the ruins. The inner courtyard is the highest platform and is considered the most sacred place. The courtyard is in a rectangular area of 110 m2, with a height of about 1.5 m from the surface of the central terrace of the central courtyard. The courtyard is surrounded by plaster and stone fences. On the four sides there are gate-shaped gate paduraksa. Currently only the gate on the south side is still intact. In front of each gate of the upper courtyard there is a pair of small temples, berdenah base square of 1, 5 m2 with a height of 4 m. In the inner court there are 2 rows of temples stretching north-south direction. In the western row there are 3 temples facing east. The most northern temple is Vishnu Temple, in the middle is Shiva Temple, and in the south is Brahma Temple. In the eastern row there are also 3 temples facing west. These three temples are called temple rides (rides = vehicles), because each temple is named according to the beast which is the gods ride that the temple is located in front of it. The temple facing Wisnu temple is Garuda temple, which faces the Shiva temple is Nandi temple (bull), and facing Brahma temple is Candi Angsa. Thus, these six temples face each other forming the aisle. Wisnu, Brahma, Goose, Garuda and Nandi temples have the same shape and size, which is a basic floor area of 15 m2 with a height of 25 m. At the northern and southern ends of each aisle there is a small temple facing each other, called the Apit Temple.
The Ramayana Story
King Janaka, king of Mantili kingdom has a daughter named Dewi Shinta. A contest held king to look for a husband for Dewi Shinta. Prince of the Ayodya kingdom Raden Rama Wijaya, won the contest. Meanwhile Prabu Ravana, the ruler of Alengka also wanted to marry Dewi Shinta. Rahwana believes that Shinta is the reincarnation of Widowati, someone she has long desired.
Rama and Shinta are accompanied by Lakshmana walking in the Dandaka forest. There Rahwana secretly watched Shinta and wanted to get it. Ravana orders one of his followers to become Kijang Kencana to attract Shinta’s attention. Shinta who was attracted to Kijang Kencana then asked Rama to capture the deer. Rama then left Lakshmana and Shinta to hunt Kijang Kencana. Long gone back, Shinta worried and sent Lakshmana to catch up with Rama. Lakshmana then draws a magic circle around Shinta to protect her. Rahwana then tried to kidnap Shinta after she was left alone, but failed because of the magic circle. Rahwana then turned into an old beggar, Shinta who feels sorry out of the circle to help the beggar. After Shinta comes out of the circle, Rahwana then kidnaps Shinta and takes him to Alengka.
Caught Kijang Kencana.
Rama shoots the antelope with his magic arrow, but the deer turns into a Giant (Marica). The fight takes place between Rama and Marica, Rama defeats Marica with an arrow shot. After that Lakshmana then asked Rama to return to Shinta’s place.
On his way to Alengka, Rahwana meets a bird named Jatayu. Jatayu recognizes Shinta as the daughter of King Janaka then attempts to release her, but she is defeated by Ravana. Meanwhile Rama is just realizing that Shinta has lost meeting with injured Jatayu. Angry Rama thinks Jatayu is kidnapping Shinta and trying to kill him, but is prevented by Lakshmana. Jatayu then explains what really happened and died. Moments later, a white monkey named Hanuman came. Hanuman was sent by his uncle Sugriwa to seek help in order to kill Subali. Subali is the one who kidnaps Tara Goddess, the beloved woman of Sugriwa. Rama then decided to help Hanuman fight Subali.
Sugriwa arrived at Kiskendo Cave with Rama’s help. Sugriwa then defeats Subali and saves Dewi Tara. As a thank you, Sugriwa helps Rama to seek Sinta by sending Hanuman as envoy to the kingdom of Alengka.
Rahwana’s niece, Trijata is in charge of accompanying and comforting Shinta in the garden. Rahwana asks Shinta to be his wife, but Shinta always refuses. Rahwana was angry that he wanted to kill Shinta, but he was always prevented by Trijata. Shinta then hears the singing that comes from Hanuman. Hanuman tells Shinta that he was sent by Rama to help her. Hanuman then damaged Alengka Park. Indrajid, the son of Rahawana arrested Hanuman. Kumbakarna who tried to help Hanuman instead expelled out of the kingdom. Hanuman who was sentenced to be burned alive then burned Alengka’s palace with his burning body.
After sending Hanuman, Rama and his troops build a bridge to Alengka. After the bridge became Hanuman back and give news about the strength of Alengka troops. Rama then gave orders to Hanuman, Hanggada, Hanila, and Jambawan to attack Alengka.
The Great War took place between Alengka’s giants and Rama’s monkey troops. In this fight, Indrajid was killed by Lakshmana, Kumbakarna, Rahwana’s sister was also killed. Rahwana was later killed by Rama and Sumawana arrows thrown by Hanuman.
Meeting Rama and Shinta
After Ravana’s defeat, Shinta finally meets Rama again. But Rama refused the return of Shinta for fear he was no more holy. To prove his sanctity, Shinta burns himself. With the help of the fire god, Shinta survived the burn. Shinta’s proofs make Rama happy and accept Shinta back.
Borobudur sunrise gives visitors a different experience. Started at 04.30 WIB morning, started from Lobby Manohara Hotel by walking towards Borobudur temple tour using flashlight as street lighting. Then proceed to climb level by level Borobudur temple up to level 9 to enjoy the sunrise. At 05.30 WIB is the golden time that is expected, the sun gradually show itself on the eastern horizon and presents unforgettable scenery around it. Sunrise emerges between Mount Merapi and Merbabu volcanoes, as well as the paddies that are still shrouded in fog with the sound of bird song as backsound, Nirvana tub. The blend of Buddhist temple and hundreds of stupas adorn the view of Sunrise at the largest temple in the world.
Borobudur Sunrise Hill
Enjoying sunrise is one of the best times to enjoy the beauty of Borobudur temple and the surrounding nature. So reasonable when the manager of Borobudur Temple provides a special ticket for you who want to enjoy the beautiful sunrise at Borobudur Temple tour. There are many alternative places to enjoy the beauty of sunrise and nature around Borobudur Temple tour in some tourist villages. You can enjoy the sunrise from some punthuk near Borobudur Temple with incredible views. These include:
Punthuk Setumbu Hill
Punthuk is the name for the hills around Borobudur temple tour. Punthuk Setumbu is one of the so-called Borobudur Nirvana Sunrise. The view from this hill is not enough expressed with words. You can enjoy the sunrise from behind Mount Merapi complete with views of Borobudur temple covered with fog. Punthuk Setumbu has quite a name among local and foreign tourists. Located at an altitude of 400 mdpl, this hill is part of the cluster of Menoreh Mountains, Karangrejo Village, Borobudur District, Magelang Regency. Its location is quite close to Chicken Church which is also a popular spot to enjoy the sunrise around Borobudur temple tour.
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