Prambanan Temple, Java

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"Built in the 10th century, this is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva. Rising above the centre of the last of these concentric squares are three temples decorated with reliefs illustrating the epic of the Ramayana, dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma." To read more Click here

Temple complex site map...two major earthquake hit Prambanan Temple. First in 16th century and second in 2006. Originally there were 240 temples in the complex. Temple panels have reliefs which give the story of the Ramayana.

Closer look of Main Temple, as we can see a significant damage by the earthquake.

Our tourist guide explains the history of the temple. In background is image of Agastya, Durga and Vishnu.

The picture of Before and After Earthquake.

Restoration area as all the stones arranged and marked according to original design.

L shape inter locking stones....from the Temple structure. The beauty of Hindu civilisation.

L shape inter locking stones....from the Temple structure. The beauty of Hindu civilisation.

Workers try to restore damaged statues....we can see the cracks. To see pics of Kailasa Temple Ellora Click here

Kalpataru tree each flanked with a pair of Kinnaras (birds). ''In Indonesia, Kalpataru is used as the logo of Indonesian Environment Institution. In Hinduism - the tree is considered tree of life, eternity and environment harmony. In Prambanan, relief of Kalpataru tree is described as flanking a lion.''

Statues of Rishis around Main Temple. To read Historical Ties India and Indonesia Click here

Statues of Rishis around Main Temple. To see panorama view pics of temple Click here

Chariot like steps to enter inside Main Chamber. This is very similar to Darasuram Temple in Kumbhakonam, Tamil Nadu. To read about Architecture of Temple by Subhash Kak Click here

Nandi Temple...3 smaller temples for Vahanas....Nandi , Garuda and Hamsa. To read about temple history Click here

Temple view. To read more in detail about temple Click here