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Religious Vesak 2555 BE 2012: Celebrations at Borobudur

15 June 2012

Categories : Religious

Religious Vesak 2555 BE 2012: Celebrations at Borobudur

On May 6th 2011, the colossal Borobudur Temple celebrated of Buddhism’s most momentous ritual ceremony: the Vesak Day.The event is preceded by a ritual to obtain holy water from the pristine springs at Jumprit in the Temanggung district. The holy water will then be kept in the small Mendut Temple near Borobudur. The following day, the ritual ofigniting the Vesak torch, whose flames are taken from the natural eternal flames at Mrapen in the village of Grobogan,...

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Tag : Borobudur

Borobudur Temple : The largest Hindu-Buddhist Monument in the world

22 November 2012

Categories : Culture and Heritage

Borobudur is one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, located in Central Java, near Magelang, or forty kilometers west of Yogyakarta. This magnificent monument is the largest monument in the southern hemisphere and the greatest single piece of classical architecture in the entire archipelago. This...

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Tag : Borobudur, Understanding the Thousands of Relief Panels of Borobudur

Witnessing the Diversity of Indonesia at Borobudur Temple

26 November 2012

Categories : Culture and Heritage

Witnessing the Diversity of Indonesia at Borobudur Temple

A visit to the Temple of Borobudur is much more than the admiring the elegance of a 9th century Buddhist monument. It’s more than imagining that this great stone tribute was buried for ages beneath volcanic ash. It’s more than climbing over the world's largest Buddhist monument. It’s about witnessing the great diversity and the long history of these incredible islands known collectively today as Indonesia. Indonesia is an assemblage of over 17...

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Tag : Borobudur, Understanding the Thousands of Relief Panels of Borobudur