Before your visit, we provide a brief description of the temple Sewu. To give you more confident choosing Sewu temple as the main goal of your destination.
Sewu Temple is a Buddhist temple built in the 8th century BC, end of the reign Panangkaran. Panangkaran (746-784) was a renowned king of ancient Mataram kingdom. Based Kelurak inscription 782 numbered years and Manjusrigrha inscription in 792 and was found in 1960, the original name of this temple is "Prasada Vajrasana Manjusrigrha". Prasada meaningful temple, a significant Vajrajasana Vajra (diamond or lightning) reigned, while Manjushri-grha meaningful Home Manjushri. Bodhisattva Manjushri is one of the candidate Buddha in the teachings of Buddha.
Sewu temple complex located at Hamlet Bener, Bugisan Village, District Prambanan, Klaten, Central Java Province
Sewu temple is the second largest Buddhist temple complex after Borobudur in Central Java. Originally had 249 temples, but by the local community of this temple is called "Sewu" which means a thousand in the Java language.
This temple complex may be restored, and expanded during the reign of Rakai Pikatan, a prince of the Sanjaya dynasty who married Pramodhawardhani son of King Smaratungga of Sailendra dynasty. Look of grandeur and breadth of this temple complex, Sewu is a Buddhist temple to the kingdom which became an important center of religious activity buddha in the past.
Sewu temple was badly damaged by an earthquake in May 2006 that hit Yogyakarta and Central Java southern portion. Very real damage to building structures and the main temple suffered the most severe damage. Rock fragments scattered on the ground, cracks and fissures between rocks visible connection.
As a tourist destination, Sewu immediately repaired. To prevent the collapse of buildings, metal frame mounted on four corners of the building to support and hold the body of the main temple. Although the site was reopened to visitors a few weeks later after the earthquake in 2006, the entire section of the main temple remain closed and should not be accessible for security reasons. Now, after restoration, metal cantilever main temple has been removed and visitors can enter the room in the main temple.
Now Sewu temple has await your arrival. Provide special experience with a visit to Sewu. Happy holyday