The name "Borobudur" is believed to have been derived from the Sanskrit words "Vihara Buddha Uhr" the Buddhist Monastery on the hill. The Borobudur Temple was built in the eighth century by the Cailendra dynasty and is located at Magelang 90 km southeast of Semarang or 42 km northwest of Yogyakarta.
Borobudur is built of grey andesite stone. It rises to seven terraces, each smaller than the one below it. The top is the Great Stupa, standing 40 meters above the ground. The walls of the Borobudur are sculptured in bas-relief extending over a total length of six kilometres. It has been hailed as the largest and most complete ensemble of Buddhist reliefs in the world, unsurpassed in artistic merit, each scene an individual masterpiece.
The monument has been completely restored and was officially opened by the President on 23 February 1983. The restoration took eight years to complete, funded by the Government of Indonesia with aid from UNESCO and donations from private citizens as well as from foreign governments.
This temple is situated around 3km from Borobudur Temple aroute to Yogyakarta. The roof is in pyramidal shape. Inside the temple there is Budha statue accompanied with two other statue – not yet recognized.
Mendut temple is only a small temple compared to The Giant Borobudur, yet it has a very important function for every prosession held in Borobudur. Most of Budhism ritual celebrations get started here.
Pawon temple is a Buddhist Sanctuary built in 824AD on straight line with Mendut Temple and Borobudur Temple. Manuscript found in Karang Tengah mention that this santuary is place for sinners to burn their sin.
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