Borobudur, the Biggest Buddhist Temple to Century-9

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Who do not know the Borobudur? This Buddhist temple has 1460 relief and 504 Buddhist stupa in the complex. Mendamba millions of people to visit the buildings included in this World Wonder Heritages. Not surprisingly, for the architectural and functions as a place of worship, Borobudur is captivating.

Borobudur was built by King Samaratungga, one of the kings of Old Mataram Kingdom, the descendant of Sailendra dynasty. Based on Kayumwungan inscription, an Indonesian named Hudaya Kandahjaya revealed that Borobudur is a place of worship which was completed 26 May 824, almost one hundred years since the initial build. Borobudur own name according to some people that means a terraced mountain-terrace (budhara), while some others say that Borobudur means monastery, located in the high places.

Borobudur-shaped building punden berundak consists of 10 levels. Height 42 meters before the renovation and 34.5 meters after the renovation because the bottom level is used as a backstop. Six levels below the square-shaped and three levels on top of one circular and the highest level in the form of a Buddhist stupa facing to the west. Each level represents the stages of human life. Available mahzab Mahayana Buddhism, the people who want to reach the level through the Buddha must have every level of life.

The base of Borobudur, called Kamadhatu, symbolizing man who still passionately attached. Four-level above the men called Rupadhatu that have been able to free himself from lust, but is still bound to the form and shape. At these levels, a statue of Buddha placed open. Meanwhile, three levels above where the Buddhist stupa placed in the perforated Arupadhatu called, symbolizes the human that has been free from lust, appearance, and shape. The top of which is called the Nirwana Arupa, where the Buddha reside.

Each level has a beautiful relief-relief that shows how skillfully the author. Relief will be legible when you walk runtut clockwise (the left temple from the entrance). At Borobudur reliefnya tells a story about a very melegenda, the Ramayana. In addition, there is also relief that describes the conditions at that time. For example, relief of farmers' activity reflecting the progress of the agricultural system at that time and the ship is a relief representation of the progress of the voyage at that time Bergotta (Semarang).

Overall relief of the Borobudur temple reflect the teachings of the Buddha. Therefore, this temple can be a media education for those who want to learn the teachings of Buddha. YogYES invite you to corral every alley-narrow alley in Borobudur in order to understand the philosophy of Buddhism. Atisha, an Indian origin budhis on the 10 th century, had visited the temple that was built 3 centuries before Angkor Wat in Cambodia and 4 centuries before the cathedral in Europe this Court.

Thanks to the Borobudur and the start script from the teachings of Buddha Serlingpa (one of the king of the Kingdom of Sriwijaya), Atisha Buddhist teachings are able to develop. He became head of a monastery Vikramasila and teach people about Tibetan Dharma practice. Six of the manuscript Serlingpa also summarized into a core teachings called "The Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment" or better known by the name Bodhipathapradipa.

One of the questions that now have not missed Borobudur is about how the condition around the temple when the temple was built and why it is found buried in the circumstances. Some say Borobudur initially stood dikitari swamp and hidden due to eruption of Merapi. Is essentially Kalkutta inscription reads' Amawa 'means susu seas. Word is then defined as the lava of Merapi. Some others say that Borobudur buried cold lava of Merapi.

With all the grandeur and mystery that is, reasonable if many people from all world penjru enter Borobudur as a place that must be visited in his life. Besides enjoying candinya, you can also get around to the villages around Borobudur, Karanganyar and Wanurejo like to see people make a craft activity. You can also go to the top of Watu Kendil to be able to see the panoramic view from the top of Borobudur. What are you waiting for? No need to worry earthquake 27 May 2006, because of Borobudur is not affected at all.