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Favorite thing: visit Prambanan! (Java)

<i>photo by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni</i>


<b><font color=cc0000>Pramabanan temple</font></b> is a Civa complex and represents the largest historical remains found in the Prambanan area. Administratively, the Prambanan temple is situated in the village of Bokoharjo, Sub Distric of Prambanan, Regency of Sleman, approx. 16 km from Yogyakarta on the way to Solo, at the North side of the road.


Based on the God statue and the relief, could known that Prambanan complex was the place of the Hindusts worshipping.

An inscription that could be related to the Prambanan temples, was Siwagrha inscription (778 C / 856 M). The Inscription mentioned about inauguration a holy building for the God Civa. Then the name of King Jatiningrat (Rakai Pikatan) in which has to fight against Balaputra, and after he won the war he gave the Kingdom to Dyan Pitaloka (Rakai kayuwangi 851 - 852). In that inscription was also detailly said about the Hinduists holy building, as well as mentioning about Dwarapala; drainage system on the temple and the river's flow replacement down to the sides of the temple yard.

All was measured by the discovering of white, black and red short writings paint, that mentioned the name Pikatan at the temple's stone.

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  • Updated Aug 25, 2002
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