The Original History of Prambanan Temple - One of the famous temples in our beloved homeland is Prambanan Temple. This temple which is a temple for Hindus has a different architectural style from Borobudur Temple. But of course, Prambanan Temple Tourism is no less beautiful than Borobudur Temple and Angkor Wat temple.
Prambanan Temple is located in the village of Bokoharjo, Prambanan District, Sleman Regency, Jogjakarta. Unlike the original history of Prambanan Temple, the name of this temple has been legendary through an infinite love story between Bandung Bandawasa and Rara Jongrang.
It is said that according to legend, Rara Jonggrang asked for a thousand temples in one night as a condition of Bandung Bandawasa application. Through the help of Jinns, Bandung Bandawasa was able to complete a thousand temples which were eventually thwarted by Rara Jonggrang.
Knowing the fraud committed by Rara Jonggrang, Bandung Bandawasa was angry and condemned Rara Jonggrang as the last statue of a thousand temples that he had built in one night. Then came the figure of a female statue in one of the Prambanan Temple statues.
The story is a legend that is close to Prambanan Temple Tourism, but for the original history of Prambanan Temple it is very different. Prambanan Temple was built by Rakai Pikatan, who at that time was the King of the Ancient Mataram from Wangsa Sanjaya. The construction itself began in 850, which is close to the construction time of Borobudur.
According to several sources summarized in the original history of Prambanan Temple, the construction of Prambanan Temple was to match the construction of Borobodur at that time. Added according to the Shivarga Inscription, this development was carried out in honor of Lord Shiva who was the highest deity of Hindus.
However, the triumph of Prambanan Temple was vanished when in the end Mpu Sindok, the last king of ancient Mataram from Wangsa Sanjaya moved the center of his kingdom to East Java. As a result, buildings pioneered by their ancestors were deserted.
From the original history of the Prambanan Temple, a similar event also finally struck Borobudur Temple which was also forgotten because it was buried in the ashes of Mount Merapi and covered by bushes until Governor Rafles of the Netherlands recovered it. But unlike Borobudur, Prambanan Temple is not buried.
Judging from the original history of Prambanan Temple, the statue that is said to be called the Rara Jonggrang statue is actually a statue of the Goddess Durga Mahisasuramardhani which according to the myth is also believed to be the incarnation of Rara Jonggrang. Because of that, one of the Shiva temples in Prambanan is called the Rara Jonggraing Temple.
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