Borobudur Buddhist temple in indonesia

Borobudur tample

This famous Buddhist temple, dating from the 8th and 9th centuries, is located in Magelang Regency, not far from the town of Muntilan, in Central Java, Indonesia. 
borobudur tample indonesia
borobudur tample indonesia
It was built in three tiers: a pyramidal base with five concentric square terraces, the trunk of a cone with three circular platforms and, at the top, a monumental stupa. The walls and balustrades are decorated with fine low reliefs, covering a total surface area of 2,500 m2. Around the circular platforms are 72 openwork stupas, each containing a statue of the Buddha.


History Borobudur tample

The Sailendra dynasty built this Largest Buddhist monument in the world between AD 780 and 840. The Sailendra are the ruling dynasty in Central Java at the time.
Largest Buddhist monumen
Largest Buddhist monumen

It was built as a place for glorifying Buddha and a pilgrimage spot to guide mankind from worldly desires into enlightenment and wisdom according to Buddha. This monument was discovered by the British in 1814 under Sir Thomas Stanford Raffles, it was until 1835 that the entire area of the temple has been cleared.
Thomas Stamford Raffles
Thomas Stamford Raffles

Borobudur built in the style of Mandala which symbolizes the universe in Buddhist teaching. This structure is square shaped with four entry point and a circular center point. Working from the exterior to the interior, three zones of consciousness are represented, with the central sphere representing unconsciousness or Nirvana
buddhist in Borobudur

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