Yogyakarta – Part 1: Prambanan Temple

 

The Prambanan temples are dedicated to the Hindu God, Shiva. Shiva is part of a trio of goods (Brahma – the creator, Vishnu – the preserver, Shiva – the destroyer); the Hindu mythology places equal weighting on the three’s importance.

The Indonesian Hindus in Java revered Shiva. As a result, they dedicated the biggest temple to Shiva as well as dominating the design with Shiva symbolism.

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