Prambanan temple Yogyakarta

Prambanan Temple

Prambanan temple 1024x683 Prambanan TemplePrambanan temple is a largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, it is a temple complex consist of 3 main parts which are named according to Hindu Gods namely Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu and other part consisting of hundreds of smaller temple. Until now it is cannot be ascertained when the temple was built and whose command, but strongly alleged that Prambanan temple was built around mid 9th century by the king of Wangsa Sanjaya, the King Balitung Maha Sambu. The allegations are based on the contents of the Syiwagrha Inscription found around Prambanan and presently preserved at the National Museum in Jakarta. The inscription dates to 778 Saka (856 AD) was written during the reign of Rakai Pikatan.

Prambanan temple is located in Prambanan Park, approximately 17 km to the east of Yogyakarta, precisely in Prambanan Village, Bokoharjo Subdistrict. Its location is only about 100m from Yogya-Solo highway, so it is not difficult to find it.

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