Prambanan temple is one of the immense Hindu temple in Southeast Asia. The spectacular and elegant temple of Pranbanan is a glorifying spectacle and platform for the ethical Inheritance of Indonesia. This beautiful temple of Prambanan is situated in Central Java (Indonesia) in the village of Prambanan. It is almost at a distance of 18kms from the renowned city Yogyakarta. As the Prambanan temple is located not far from the Borobudur temple (temple of Buddhism), on Java, the closeness of these two temples cheerfully says that, Buddhism and Hinduism (two different religions) lived placidly with each other.
Durga statue shrined in one of the face of the Shiva temple, due to which, Candi Prambanan is sometimes called as Loro Jonhhrang temple (“Loro Jonggrang means”slender Virgin”).
Other than Borbudur, Candi Prambanan is the largest temple in Java. This straggling figure temple left majestic views in an exposed area which is almost twenty kms south of Mount Merapi. A high ranked and prosperous Hindu Kingdom, constructed the temple in the early ninth century named as Sanjaya dynasty, they actually shared the island with Buddhist Saliendra dynasty that constructed (established) Borobudur. The actual kinship between the two dynasties is not yet authorized, but it may also be the possibility that the Sanjayas fabricated Candi Prambanan to symbolize their dynastic power in response to the Borobudur’s construction. Indeed the temple is constructed in the south of Candi Sewu, which is just at few hundred meters; the Sanjayas not especially seems to counter the Buddhist faith.
Whatsoever their needs, surely the Sanjayas fabricated Candi Prambanan on an unparalleled scale matchless to Borobudur. Originally, 250 huge and belittled temples are there in Prambanan complex. A far off eye shot of the temple plausibly looks like a little city, containing hundreds of supplementary figures (structures) of lofty little temples. There is a terrace just in the middle of the “city”, square in shape, and is encircled by a bulky wall. Now this wall is left with none of the traces; however some of the parts of this wall still subsist as late as the 19th century.
Hindus from all over the earth came here to preach and worship their Gods each year. Thus it became the platform for all Hindus to remember their God and do prayers with full alacrity.Publisher: Fadiyah Sameh