Borobudur is one of the historical heritage owned by Indonesia. It is the primary icon of Indonesian pride from generation to generation. historically, it is one of the largest temples in the world established by Mahayana Buddhists in around 800 AD during the reign of the Shailendra Dynasty. Meanwhile, according to the Kayumwungan inscription dated on May 26, 824, it was stated that the Borobudur Temple was established by King Samaratungga in the 8th to the 9th century.
Once upon a time, Its building process had spent about 75 years under the leadership of a commander of an architect named Gunadharma. In its development, Gunadharma had been able to apply the interlocking concept of andesite stone which reaches 2,000,000 stone blocks.
Aesthetic achievements and architectural skills as seen in the overall body of this largest temples in the world is a testament to the greatness of Indonesian nation in the ancient. Borobudur has become a powerful symbol for Indonesia as a witness to their glory.
Traveling to Borobudur Temple
Borobudur located approximately 100 km southwest of Semarang, 86 km west of Surakarta, and 40 km to the northwest of Yogyakarta. This temple stands firmly in Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The extraordinary size and shape of it make Borobudur becomes the largest Buddhist temple not only in Indonesia but also recorded as the largest temple in the world.
In 1991, UNESCO established Borobudur Temple as one of the world’s heritage. Its very attractive shape has become a magnet for domestic and foreign tourists to keep coming in every year. This monument consists of six square terraces consisting three circular courtyards, decorated walls with 2,672 relief panels and originally 504 Buddha statues.
Overall, Borobudur temple is a model of the universe built as a sacred place to glorify Buddha. In addition to being the largest Buddhist temple in the world, Borobudur temple also has the most complete and most numerous Buddhist relief collection in the world.
The largest main stupa center located in the center of the building, it is surrounded by three circular rows of 72 perforated stupas in which there is a Buddha statue sitting cross-legged in a perfect lotus position with mudra (hand position) of Dharmachakra mudra (rotating wheel of dharma).
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