The temples near Candi PRAMBANAN :

Sewu, Asu or Gana, Lor, Kulon, Bubrah, Lumbung.

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Candi Sewu :

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This buddhistic complex , built from 780 to 810 in three stages, is 185 m long on 165 m broad and includes 240 similar vaults.
It is organized like a mandala centered around a principal temple.

 


 
 

 

C. Sewu
 
 

 


This temple, initially of rectangular plan, was modified by associating side chapels to give him a cruciform plan at the time of the passage to the worship of the five Jina.


 


 

C. Sewu


The niches designed to contain statues of divinities upright, were not appropriate any more because the five
Jina are represented sat. The base of these niches was then stopped by a carving of flowers of lotus. The walls of the small vaults were decorated with 13 buddhistic figures. In the axes of the temple, are four smaller secondary temples.


 
 

C. Sewu

 

The niches of the central sanctuary contained images of Bodhisattva accompanied by their Prajna or female energy. The cella sheltered a large bronze statue of the Vairochana Buddha.
Candi Sewu is associated to Candi Lor at the north, with Candi Kulon at the west, with Candi Asu at the east, and with Candi Bubrah at the south, all of them built according to the same plan.

 

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Candi Bubrah :

C. Bubrah

It is a buddhistic temple built at the end of the 9th century on a plan identical to Candi Sewu. Right from the beginning, this temple was built on a cruciform plan. On the other hand, the windows, rectangular, have thereafter being stopped at the base. The accesses were also transformed. Such as it is presented today, without its superstructure, it has a small air of Borobudur, in much smaller, with its many sculptures of sitted Buddha around.

 
 

Candi Asu or Candi Gana :

 

Candi Asu is situated a few hundred meters in the east of Candi Sewu, in the village.
It is a structure in the course of reassembly, but which one can see some reliefs and a pediment decorated with celestial creatures.

 

 

Candi Lor :

C. Lor

 

One can see the thin remainders of Candi Lor by taking again the way carrying out to Candi Plaosan, but in the opposite direction, i.e. full west, and this until reaching the first dwellings a few hundred meters further. There, on the right side, in a group of houses, one can see some stone lines, as well as marks of foundations of old structures.

 

 

Candi Kulon :

Candi Kulon is thus located at the west in the axis of Candi Sewu.

C. Kulon

 

To go there, for the preceding temple, it is necessary to continue the way until the end then to turn left to return at the level of Candi Sewu. There, a way on the right , then two hundred meters of walk in the rice plantations will lead you to the remainders - some stones of foundations - of the Candi Kulon. While seeking well, one can find a few pieces of beautiful buddhistic sculptures.

 

 

Candi Lumbung :

C. Lumbung

 

 

It is a buddhistic sanctuary built between 790 and 810. The principal temple, also cruciform, is surrounded by 16 small templions.

 
 
 
       
C. Lumbung

 

This monument has to undergo the same transformations as Candi Bubrah. Remarkable fact on this temple, doors were added to hide the statues in certain circumstances. The monument, in rather bad condition, lost its superstructure. Nevertheless, its niches still contain images of Bodhisattva.


 


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