Last Sunday, I spend my weekend to Prambanan Temple. Prambanan temple is extraordinarily beautiful building constructed in the tenth century during the reigns of two kings namely Rakai Pikatan and Rakai Balitung. Historians suggested that the construction of Prambanan probably was meant to mark the return of Hindu Sanjaya dynasty to power after almost a century fell under Buddhist Sailendra domination on Central Java. Prambanan temple has three main temples in the primary yard, namely Vishnu, Brahma, and Shiva temples. Those three temples are symbols of Trimurti in Hindu belief. Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Keeper and Shiva the Destroyer. But that day, I just took a walk in Wisnu (Vishnu) Area. I was wearing black and white blouse with a black slayer and necklace also adorned my neck. My necklace has long chain with a medalllion of wayang prominent figure. Wayang is one of the heritage in this country, so I really like this necklace. And oh, there is a legend that Javanese people always tell about this temple. As the story tells, there was a man named Bandung Bondowoso who loved Roro Jonggrang. To refuse his love, Jonggrang asked Bondowoso to make her a temple with 1,000 statues only in one-night time. The request was nearly fulfilled when Jonggrang asked the villagers to pound rice and to set a fire in order to look like morning had broken. Feeling to be cheated, Bondowoso who only completed 999 statues cursed Jonggrang to be the thousandth statue.
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