Monday, August 1, 2011

Mendut Temple (Central Java, indonesia)

Mendut is a Buddhist temple background. This temple is situated in the village Mendut, Mungkid district, Magelang regency, Central Java, a few kilometers from Borobudur temple.

Decoration found on temple ornaments Mendut be intermittent. Decorated with carvings of celestial beings and gods gandarwa apsaras or angel, two monkeys and an eagle.

On both sides of the stairs there are reliefs Pancatantra and Jataka stories.


The temple walls are decorated with Boddhisatwa among Awalokiteswara, Maitreya, Wajrapāṇi and Manjusri. On the walls there are reliefs kalpataru temple body, two angels, Hariti (a yaksi who repent and then follow the Buddha) and Āţawaka.
Buddha in a position dharmacakramudra.

Inside the main temple there were three huge Buddha statues: the Dhyani Buddha Wairocana with the attitude of hands (mudra) dharmacakramudra. In front of the statue of Buddha there are wheel-shaped relief and flanked by a pair of deer, the symbol of Buddha. On the left there is a statue Awalokiteswara (Padmapāņi) and the right of the statue Wajrapāņi. Now in front of the statue of Buddha placed incense and baskets to donate. The visitors could spark an incense and pray here.


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