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Buddhist temple located at Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java

Borobudur is the name of a Buddhist temple located at Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java. The location of the temple is approximately 100 km southwest of Semarang and 40 km northwest of Yogyakarta. This temple was founded by the Mahayana Buddhists around the year 800 AD the dynasty during the reign of Syailendra. In ethnic Tionghoa, this temple is also called 婆罗 浮屠 (Hanyu Pinyin: po luo fu tu)

Many theories attempt to explain the name of this temple. One of them states that the name is probably derived from the word Sambharabhudhara, which means "mountain" (bhudara) where the slopes situated terraces. In addition there are some other folk etymology. Suppose that the word comes from the greeting Borobudur "the Buddha" who due to sound shifts to Borobudur. Another explanation is that the name derives from two words "coal" and "beduhur". The word supposedly comes from the embers of the monastery, while there is also another explanation where the coal comes from Sanskrit which means temple or monastery complex and beduhur meaning is "high", or to remind the Balinese language means "above". So the point is a monastery or hostel located on high ground.

Historian J.G. de Casparis in his dissertation to obtain his doctorate in 1950 argued that Borobudur is a place of worship. Based on the inscriptions and Kahulunan Karangtengah, Casparis estimate the founder of Borobudur was named king of Mataram dynasty Syailendra Samaratungga, which they will build around the year 824 AD The giant new buildings can be completed at the time of her daughter, Queen Pramudawardhani. Borobudur Development estimated a half-century time-consuming. In the inscription Karangtengah also mentioned about the bestowal of land sima (tax-free land) by the CRI Kahulunan (Pramudawardhani) to maintain Kamūlān called Bhūmisambhāra. Kamūlān term itself comes from the first word that means place of origin, the sacred buildings to glorify the ancestors, the ancestors of the dynasty Sailendra possibility. Bhumi Sambhāra Casparis Bhudhāra estimates that in the Sanskrit language which means "Hill of the set of ten levels boddhisattwa virtue," was the original name of Borobudur.

Borobudur is a ten-story clearly illustrates the Mahayana school of philosophy. like a book, Borobudur described ten levels of Bodhisattva which must pass to reach the perfection of the Buddha. Kamadhatu symbolizes the foot of Borobudur, the world is still dominated by kama, or "low desire". This part is mostly covered by a pile of stone that allegedly made to strengthen the construction of temples. At the closed part of this additional structure there are 120 panels Kammawibhangga story. A small additional structure was set aside so people can still see the relief in this section.

Four floors with wall berelief on it by experts named Rupadhatu. The floor is rectangular. Rupadhatu is a world that has been able to free himself from passion, but still bound by the appearance and shape. This level represents the nature of that is, between the bottom and the nature of nature. In part this Rupadhatu Buddha statues there in the recesses of the wall above ballustrade or breezeway.

Starting the fifth to the seventh floor walls are not berelief. This level is called Arupadhatu (which means do not form or intangible). Circular floor plan. It represents a level of natural top, where the man was free from all desires and commitments shape and appearance, but have not reached nirvana. Buddha statues are placed in the stupa covered with holes as in a cage. From outside the statues were still dim.

The highest level that describes the lack of existence is symbolized in the form of the Stupa, the largest and highest. Stupa depicted plain without the holes. Within the biggest stupa of Buddha statue was ever found of an imperfect or unfinished also called Buddha, which disalahsangkakan as Adibuddha statue, but through further research, there never was a statue at the main stupa, statues were not completed was a mistake creators in the past. according to the belief that one statue in the drafting process was not allowed to be destroyed. Archaeological excavations carried out in the yard to find many statues of this temple like this.


Tanah Lot Temple Charm: Bali Rock in Temple

" Bali Island of Thousand Temple ", a phrase or term is not a mere hoax. In some places in Bali there are some places praying / temple that is very big and special. Each - every temple in Bali is identical with the history of the formation of communities in the area. Many spiritual circles to make Bali as one of the places to visit (tirta Yatra), because the magical aura of Bali itself (maybe one of them caused by a would - be listed here.)

In relation to tourism, would - be it the main attraction for tourists, both foreign and domestic. Not infrequently they were amazed culture and ordinances praying Hindus in Bali. One of the temple which is visited by tourists is Pura Tanah Lot. Pura Tanah Lot is located in Tabanan regency, around 20 km from Denpasar. Tanah Lot in Bali language means "Land in the middle of the ocean", if we look at the position of Pura Tanah Lot is jutting out to sea. This temple stands on a rock boulder, where nature has been fashioned in such a way that it becomes a form of a very beautiful and unique.

Perhaps the story of this temple was founded by "Dang Hyang Niratha" in the 15th century. He was impressed by the aura of sanctity of this place, so that eventually ask people about to set up a "pelinggih" here. In addition to Pura Tanah Lot, in this location there is a "sacred serpent" decent attention. Many visitors curious to see and touch the sacred snake, which is said to provide blessings and salvation.

To get into the area of Tanah Lot, subject to cost Rp. 5000 per person. Along the road leading to the temple area, there are many souvenir hawkers and Balinese food. In addition because of the beauty of its temples, Tanah Lot is also famous for sunsetnya a very beautiful, and it turns out Tanah Lot is also one surf spot in Bali, though not as famous as Kuta, Dreamland, and other beaches. But, there is a new warning to couples going together, you have to be careful - careful if you come here, because according to myth, the relationship you will be going to last long.

Well for you who want to see another side of Bali, boring with the noise of Kuta Beach, and want to find a new nuance, Tanah Lot, a goal worthy alternative. Enjoy the sunset with a can of soft drink, cheeeers !!


The Raja Ampat Islands, In The Heart of The Coral Triangle

The archipelago is a series of four adjacent group of islands located in the western part of the Bird's Head (Vogelkoop) Guinea. Administratively, this group is under the Raja Ampat, West Papua Province.
The islands are now the destination of the divers who are interested in the beauty of the scenery below lautnya.Empat group of islands which are members named by the four largest islands, namely Pulau Waigeo, Misool Island, Salawati Island, and Island Batanta.

The origin of the name of Raja Ampat by local myth comes from a woman who found seven eggs. Four grains of which hatch into four princes who separated and each became a powerful king in Waigeo, Salawati, Misool Misool East and West. Meanwhile, three other eggs became a ghost, a woman, and a stone.

In the course of history, the Raja Ampat Islands have long been inhabited by fishing communities and apply the customary system of Maluku. In this system, the community is a member of a village community. Each village is headed by a king. Since the founding of two Muslim sultanate in the Moluccas, Raja Ampat to be part of the Sultanate Tidore claims. After the defeat of the Dutch Empire Tidore, Raja Ampat Islands became part of the Dutch East Indies claim.

Raja Ampat Islands society generally traditional fishermen who resided in small villages are located far apart and different islands. They are a friendly community receive visitors from outside, especially if we bring a souvenir for them in the form of nut or candy. This item is a kind of 'peace pipe indian' in Raja Ampat. Events chatting with eating nut, also called "Para-para Pinang" often take turns throwing each other mob, the local term for funny stories.

They are followers of Islam and Christianity, and often within a family or clan members who have embraced one of the two religions. It makes the people of Raja Ampat remain in harmony despite different beliefs. They are followers of Islam and Christianity, and often within a family or clan members who have embraced one of the two religions. It makes the people of Raja Ampat remain in harmony despite different beliefs.


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