Prambanan: Temple Complex

Prambanan Temple complex in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Prambanan Temple complex

Prambanan Temple complex
Prambanan is a massive Hindu temple complex (also known as Rara Jonggrang complex) situated 11 miles northeast of Yogyakarta in Indonesia. Built around 900 CE by the rulers of the Sanjaya dynasty who ruled the Mataram Kingdom of Java, this complex contains multiple temples dedicated to the gods, goddesses, and rishis (sages) of Hindu mythology.

According to an inscription found in Java, King Rakai Pikatan started the building around 850 CE, and Lokapala and Balitung Maha Sambu, the kings who succeeded him, were responsible for building the most of the temples in this complex. Many other kings who came after them also contributed to the complex. Eventually, there were a total of 224 temples in the complex. Not all of them have been restored.

Visit: Prambanan and Indonesia

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