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Prambanan: Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma Temples


Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma Temples
Prambanan is a massive Hindu temple complex (also known as Rara Jonggrang complex) located 11 miles northeast of Yogyakarta in Indonesia. Built around 900 AD by the rulers of the Sanjaya dynasty of the Mataram Kingdom, this complex houses multiple temples dedicated to the gods and their vehicles, and rishis (sages) of Hindu mythology.

The image shows three of the six main temples dedicated to the Hindu Trimurti (Trinity), Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma. The other three main temples are dedicated to their respective vahanas (vehicles) Nandi, Garuda, and Angsa (Hamsa or Swan). The complex also includes temples dedicated to Goddess Saraswati and Rishi Agastya.

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