Keena.id – Prambanan is the largest Hindu temple complex in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This temple has an interesting and unique architecture. its character is different from other temples, such as Borobudur.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, many tourists from various regions in Indonesia and also foreign visited here. some of them are accompanied by a guide who explains the history of the temple. while it is not uncommon for tourists to carry cameras to record the beauty of this temple from the Mataram kingdom of the Sanjaya dynasty.
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This temple is legendary with the love story between Bandung Bandawasa and Roro Jongrang. Many stories of Roro Jonggrang asked to make a thousand temples in one night as a condition for marrying Bandung Bandawasa. With the help of Jinn, Bandung Bandawasa was able to complete these requirements, but in the end, it was thwarted by Roro Jonggrang himself.
Knowing that Roro Jonggrang had cheated, Bandung Bandawasa was angry and finally cursed Roro Jonggrang to be the last statue of the thousand temples he built in one night. until a statue appears in a statue at the Prambanan temple.
The Legend Story
However, based on the history of Prambanan Temple has its version. This temple was built by Rakai Pikatan who at that time was the ancient Mataram King of the Sanjaya dynasty.
The construction of this temple began in 850 and was close to the time when the Borobudur temple was built.
Based on various sources summarized in the history of the Prambanan Temple, the construction of this temple was to match the construction of the Borobudur temple at that time.
Meanwhile, according to the Shivarga inscription, the construction of this temple was carried out to honor Lord Shiva who is the highest god for Hindus.
The glory of Prambanan Temple ended when Mpu Sindok who was the last King of ancient Mataram from the Sanjaya dynasty moved the center of his kingdom to East Java.
Prambanan Temple has several main temples, including Shiva Temple which is the largest and highest part of all the buildings in Prambanan Temple. besides that, there are still others such as the temple of Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma, and others.