Rara Jonggrand

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Rara Jonggrang


Candi Rara Jonggrang

Candi Rara Jonggrang or Lara Jonggrang a village located in the Prambanan temple complex is the largest not only in Indonesia but also in Southeast Asia.  It was located on the island of Java, approximately 20 kilometers east of Yogyakarta, 40 kilometers west of Surakarta and 120 kilometers south of Semarang, right on the border between the provinces of Central Java and Yogyakarta.


This temple is built around the year 850 BC  Not long after being built, this temple began to be abandoned.

Then in the year 1855, Izerman began to clean up and move some rocks and soil from the temple room.

Candi Rara Jonggrang now is a footprint that is protected by UNESCO, starting from 1991. 


This temple complex consists of eight units and the main temple temple exceeds 250 units of small size Siva temple in the middle contains four rooms, with one room in each direction of the wind.  The first contains a statue god Siva as three meters, with three other statue-figurine contains a smaller size, the statue Durga, magic or god Siva's wife, Agastya, teachers, and Ganesa, puteranya.



Two other temples dedicated to the god Vishnu and Brahma Dewa each facing to the north and south. In addition, several other small temples dedicated to the cow Nandini, vehicle god Siva, the Angsa, vehicle Dewa Brahma, and the Garuda, vehicle god Vishnu.


Carved relief in the temple twenty describe this novel Ramayana.  However, the versions differed with Ramayana  Ancient Java, but similar to the Ramayana story is revealed through oral tradition.


On 27 May 2006, an earthquake with a strength of 5.9 on the Richter scale (while the United States of America Geology Surveys reported the strength of the earthquake as 6.2 on the Richter scale) over the area of Bantul, and surrounding areas.. This earthquake caused the death of many people and the extreme devastation on many buildings here, including the Prambanan temple complex, especially Brahma temple.













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