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The Remarkable Pawon Temple and its relationship with Borobudur

Pawon Temple and its relationship with Borobudur

Pawon Temple and its relationship with Borobudur

Pawon Temple and its relationship with Borobudur Temple complement the three temples in Magelang

Hello guys, as I promised that this time I will write about the Pawon temple

As I said earlier that in this Magelang area, there are 3 series of interconnected temples.

if yesterday I wrote about the Mendut temple which is located close to Borobudur

today I will add one more temple which is included in the series of temples in Magelang Temple and its relationship with Borobudur Temple

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Borobudur Temple

The story of the Pawon temple and its function

What is interesting and mysterious about this Pawon temple is that its history is unknown, who built it, and what year exactly this temple was built.

of course in the era of ancient Mataram, but about whom and when it was built to this day is still unclear.

Pawon Temple is located in the village of Borobudur, Magelang Regency, Central Java.

the distance is about 2km from the Borobudur temple

This temple is believed to have a close relationship with the Borobudur and Mendut temples because of the similarity in the shape of the sculpture

The direction between the Mendut-Borobudur-Pawon temples also forms a straight line

according to J.G De Casparis a Dutch archaeologist about the Pawon temple he said that this Pawon temple served to store the ashes of the king Indra

refers to the word Pawon which comes from the word Pawuan or ashes (ashes).

Shapes and pictures of Pawon Temple Relief

In the room in the body of the Pawon Temple, it was initially believed that there was a Bodhisattva sculpture,

as a type of regard for King Indra who is considered to have arrived at the Bodhisattva state,

then in the sanctuary is set the sculpture of the Bodhisattva.

In the Karang Tengah epigraphy, it is expressed that the sculpture discharges Wajra (light).

This assertion raises the assumption that the Bodhisattva sculpture was made of bronze.

The entry to the room in the body of the sanctuary is situated on the west side.

Over the entryway is a Kalamakara design without a lower jaw.

The steps prompting the anteroom are outfitted with step cheeks with carvings on the external walls.

The mythical beast hood at the foundation of the step’s cheek was broken.

The room in the body of the sanctuary is at present unfilled, however, on the floor, there are follows that show that there was a sculpture there.

The North and South walls

On the north and south walls of the sanctuary,

there is a similar relief, which portrays Kinara and Kinari,

a couple of human-headed birds, standing flanking the Kalpataru tree that fills in a container.

Around the tree lay a few cash safes of cash.

in the sky were a couple of people flying.

At the highest point of the wall, there are a couple of little windows that act as ventilation.

Between the two ventilation openings is a Kumuda design.

The top of the sanctuary is rectangular and adorned with a few little dagobas (vaults) on each side.

The rooftop top is improved with a bigger dagoba.

So, friends, that’s a brief description of Pawon temple as the last story of a series of 3 temples in Magelang.

But actually, there are several other small temples around Magelang

Yet they are not part of the triumvirate of temples.

Is this series of temples interesting to you?

if yes, maybe you guys can arrange a trip to this place

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