Brief History of Borobudur Temple

Brief History of Borobudur Temple

Brief History of Borobudur Temple

Brief History of Borobudur Temple

      The magnificent Borobudur Temple is inseparable from the greatness of Indonesia in the past. Then how did the Borobudur Temple stand majestically until today? The following is a brief history of the Borobudur Temple. (Also read : History of Sidoarjo Regency)

       A historian believes that Borobudur is a combination of two words, namely Bara and Budur. The word Bara comes from Sanskrit which means Monastery or Temple Complex. While Budur comes from the word Beduhur which means above. The name Borobudur means Monastery on the Hill. Indeed at that time, Borobudur was located on a hill.

       According to historical records, Borobudur Temple was estimated to be built in the 8th century, in which that time the Magelang region was controlled by the Syailendra dynasty led by King Samaratungga. The king ordered to build a temple construction which was then led by an architect named Gunadharma.

       Gunadharma, assisted by Visvawarman a prince of Khasmir who was an expert advisor in the Buddhist teachings of Tantra Vajrayana, designed the Borobudur Temple, which covered hundreds of square meters. From this development, Borobudur could be completed within 50-70 years later. Which was said Gunadharma himself did not see the end result of the construction of the temple. (Also read other article at : Behind Perfection human undercover) read more