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Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Prambanan Temple in Java, Indonesia
The name 'Prambanan' comes from the word 'Para Brahman' which in Javanese stands for the 'supreme brahmin'. The temple is dedicated to Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Prambanan is a collection of massive Hindu temples built by the Mataram Kingdom, rulers of central Java and defeaters of the Sailendra Dynasty. A temple was first built at the site around 850 CE by Rakai Pikatan and expanded extensively by King Lokapala and Balitung Maha Sambu the Sanjaya king of the Mataram Kingdom. According to the Shivagrha inscription of 856 CE, the temple was built to honor Lord Shiva and its original name was Shiva-grha (the House of Shiva) or Shiva-laya (the Realm of Shiva). The temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located in the innermost section of the compound and is the largest structure.
This temple,is one of the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia.