Saturday, July 30, 2011

Borobudur (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)

Borobudur was built by King Samaratungga, one of the kings of Old Mataram Kingdom, Dynasty dynasty descendants. Based Kayumwungan inscription, an Indonesian named Hudaya Kandahjaya revealed that Borobudur is a place of worship which was completed on 26 May 824, almost one hundred years since the early days was built. The name of Borobudur, as some people means a mountain having terraces (budhara), while the other says that Borobudur means monastery on the heights.
Borobudur Building punden shaped staircase consists of 10 levels. Height of 42 meters and 34.5 meters before it was renovated after the renovation because the lowest level was used as a drag. Six lowest level of a square and two upper circular form, and the highest level in the form of Buddhist stupa facing to the west. Each level represents the stages of human life. Corresponding schools of Mahayana Buddhism, every person who wants to reach the level of the Buddha should be through every level of life is.


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