LEGEND of PRAMBANAN TEMPLE

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					LEGEND of PRAMBANAN TEMPLE



Near the city of Yogyakarta are the most beautiful Hindu temple in Indonesia. This temple was built in
the ninth century AD. Because it is located in the village of Prambanan, the temple is called Prambanan
temple but also known as Lara Jonggrang, a name derived from the legend of Lara Jonggrang and
Bondowoso. Here's the story.

At that time there was a king named King Baka. He was enthroned at Prambanan. King is a giant scary
and great power. Even so, when it's destiny, eventually he lost to the king Pengging. King Baka died on
the battlefield. King Pengging victory was due to the help of a strong man named Bondowoso which is
also known as Bandung Bondowoso because he has a powerful weapon called Bandung.

With the consent of the King Pengging, Bondowoso Palace occupies Prambanan. Here he was fascinated
by the beauty Lara Jonggrang, daughter of former opponents - yes, even the daughter of the murdered
king. However, he will marry her.

Lara Jonggrang afraid reject the proposal. However, she will not take it lying down. She wants to marry
Bondowoso provided the terms are met. The requirement is that he be made a thousand temples and
two deep wells. Everything should be completed overnight. Bondowoso agreed, though somewhat
objections. He asked for the help of his father, the man who has a powerful army of spirits.

On the appointed day, and their faithful Bondowoso and spirits began to build a large number of
temples that. It is astounding the way and speed of their work. After four o'clock only five temples to be
prepared. In addition, the well was already almost finished.

All the inhabitants of the Palace of Prambanan become confused because they believe that all
requirements will be met Lara Jonggrang. What should be done? Soon the girls were woken up and told
to pounding rice in a mortar and laying flowers are fragrant. Hearing the sound of mortar and smell the
flowers are fragrant, fine spirits stop their work because they thought it was already noon. Making less a
temple, but what about to say, the spirits do their job and quit without help they might not Bondowoso
finish.

The next day Bondowoso time knowing that his efforts failed, not playing angry. He cursed the girls
around Prambanan - would not anyone want to marry them until they become old maids. While Lara
Jonggrang himself cursed into a statue. There are statues in a temple is a large temple named Lara
Jonggrang. The temples that is nearby called Sewu which means thousand.

				
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Description: History of Prambanan temple in Central Java, Indonesia.