The Famous Sunrise

Hanbaliransport.comBorobudur is a Buddhist temple located in Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The location of the temple is approximately 100 km to the southwest of Semarang, 86 km to the west of Surakarta, and 40 km to the northwest of Yogyakarta. This stupa-shaped temple was founded by Mahayana Buddhists around the year 800 AD during the reign of the Syailendra dynasty. Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple or temple in the world, as well as one of the largest Buddhist monuments in the world.

This monument consists of six square-shaped terraces on which there are three circular courtyards, the walls are decorated with 2,672 relief panels and originally there are 504 Buddha statues. Borobudur has the most complete and most extensive collection of Buddhist reliefs in the world. The largest main stupa lies in the center and crowns this building, surrounded by three circular lines of 72 hollow stupas in which there is a Buddha statue sitting cross-legged in a perfect lotus position with a mudra (hand attitude) Dharmachakra mudra (turning the dharma wheel).

This monument is a model of the universe and was built as a sacred place to glorify the Buddha as well as function as a place of pilgrimage to guide humanity to move from the world of lust to enlightenment and wisdom according to Buddhist teachings. Pilgrims enter through the east side to start the ritual at the base of the temple by walking around the sacred building in a clockwise direction while continuing to ascend to the next steps through three levels of the realm in Buddhist cosmology. These three levels are Kāmadhātu (the realm of lust), Rupadhatu (the realm of the form), and Arupadhatu (the realm of the intangible). On this journey, pilgrims walk through a series of aisles and stairs by watching no less than 1,460 beautiful relief panels carved into the walls and balustrades.

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