Prambanan Temple, a great temple in Yogyakarta

Prambanan is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, altitude 47 meters, was built in the 9th century. It is located 17 km east of Yogyakarta on the road to Solo. The main temple is Shiva Temple (center), Brahma Temple (south), Vishnu (north). In front of the temple lies vehicle (vehicle) as a vehicle Trimurti; Temple Space is the vehicle of Brahma (God of Guardians), Candi Nandi (Ox) is the vehicle of Shiva (God of Destruction) and the Temple of Garuda is the vehicle of Vishnu (God the Creator).
On the wall of the balustrade of the temple of Shiva and Brahma temples carved reliefs of the Ramayana story, while the fence steps carved reliefs Krisnayana Vishnu temple is very beautiful. Shiva temple entrance from the east turn left you will find the story of Ramayana reliefs clockwise, the next story continued relief at the temple of Brahma.
Prambanan is known back when a Dutchman named CALons visited Java in 1733 and reported on the existence of the temple ruins overgrown with shrubs. First attempt to rescue the Prambanan temple by Ijzerman in 1885 by cleaning the chambers of the ruins of a stone temple. In 1902 work started coaching led by Van Erp for Shiva temple, Vishnu temple and Brahma temple. Attention to Prambanan temple continues to grow. In 1933 successfully arranged experiment Brahma and Vishnu temples. After experiencing various obstacles, on December 23, 1953 Shiva temple completely refurbished. Brahma temple started in 1978 restored and inaugurated in 1987. Vishnu started refurbished in 1982 and completed in 1991. Subsequent restoration activities carried out on three ancillary temples are in front of the temple of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma besarta 4 color temples and 4 corner temples / stakes.

Prambanan temple is the temple built by the kings of the Sanjaya Dynasty in the ninth century. The discovery of the temple posts Pikatan name raises the idea that the temple was built by Rakai Pikatan are then solved by the Rakai Balitung by stone inscription 856 M "Inscription Siwargrarha" as a political manifest to confirm his position as king in 856 AD besar.Prasasti Siwargrarha issued by the Rakai lure of unknown origin, is now kept in the National Museum in Jakarta.
This inscription began to attract attention after J.G. De Casparis successfully describe and discuss. According Casparis there are 3 important things in these inscriptions, namely: language is an example of the oldest inscriptions are framed in a poem written in ancient Javanese; contents containing materials or historical events are very important from the mid-abas to IX M; It poses a description the details of a "cluster of temples", something unique in Javanese epigraphy kuna.Dari interesting description above is a description of the historical events and the development of a cluster of temples. Historical event in question is a battle between Balaputeradewa from Sailendra family against family Rakai Pikatan of Sanjaya. Balaputeradewa defeated and fled to Sumatra. Consolidation of the royal family Rakai Pikatan then be the beginning of a new era that need to be formalized by the construction of a large cluster of temples.
Prambanan Temple or Temple of Shiva is also often referred to as the temple Jonggrang associated with a legend that tells about a virgin who Jonggrang (tall) who was the daughter of King Boko. The banks of the temple is restricted by a balustrade decorated with reliefs of Ramayana story that can be enjoyed with the air-circumambulation (walking around the temple to the center of the temple is always the right of us) through that hallway.

Prambanan temple complex built by Wamca Kings (Dynasty) Sanjaya in the 9th century. Prambanan temple complex is the temple facing east, with the overall shape resembles a mound on a shadow puppet 47 meters. Hinduism knows Tri Murti consisting of Brahma the Creator, Lord Vishnu as the Preserver, Lord Shiva as the Destroyer. The main chamber of the temple occupied by Lord Shiva as the Supreme Deity so it can be concluded Prambanan temple is a Shiva temple. Prambanan temple or Shiva temple is also often referred to as the temple of Loro Jonggrang associated with the legend that tells of a virgin who Jonggrang or tall girl, the daughter of King Boko, who built his empire on the hill south of the temple complex of Prambanan.
The banks of the temple is restricted to the balustrade, decorated with reliefs of Ramayana can be enjoyed when we berperadaksina (walk around the temple to the center Cansi always to the right of us) through that hallway. The story continues on the balustrade of Brahma temple which is located on the left (south) of the main temple. Being on the balustrade of Vishnu temple is located on the right (north) of the main temple, carved reliefs depicting the story Kresnadipayana childhood story Prabu Krishna as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu in combating keangkaramurkaan want to hit the world.

Booths overlooking the main temple to the north contains statues of Durga, consort of Lord Shiva, but generally people call it a sculpture Jonggrang, which according to legend, the stone statue formerly living body of a beautiful princess, who was condemned by Bondowoso knight, to complement its ability to create a thousand statues in one night.
Candi Brahma and Vishnu temples each had a single room occupied by statues of the gods are concerned.