The misty dawn unfurls white haze cloistering over Shiva's home, god of destroyer, which thrusts upward to the sky forty seven meter high. And there it goes undeniable sense of awe tingles on every nerve, equally thrill and reverence inflict in one's mind easily. How grand beloved houses of god's can be, albeit the stony shrines nowadays are partially damaged by the last natural disaster invading this tranquil location. Indeed, the tragedy might be as well an alarming reminder for those who have never captivated the most sublime Hindu temple in the world, Prambanan Temple. Simply put, it is now or never; surely, you know what to decide.
Legend has it; an enchanting lady named Roro Jonggrang had become the underlying reason why these temples ever existed at the first place. Her hypnotizing beauty once mesmerized Bandung Bondowoso, a powerful man superbly aided with mystic beings, of whose matrimonial proposal she challenged through an exhausting task such as establishing a thousand temples in merely one night. He did, inconceivably, managing ninety hundred and ninety nine sanctuaries before Roro Jonggrang acted upon her discreet refusal toward his love. Few indigenous inhabitants were woken up and succumbed to her manipulative way by going over morning chores as if the sun had already arisen. The crow of the cocks turned out to be the turning point that exorcized Bondowoso's supernatural assistance so that the task was finally unaccomplished. Soon as the slick sabotage was revealed, Bondowoso's fury prettified Roro Jonggrang, becoming the last statue finished as well as the prettiest effigy of all.
To indulge in this fascinating tale, strolling into the main temple, Shiva Temple, provides a brief encounter to Roro Jonggrang's mystifying grace. She is kept inside a magnificent chamber along with three others that separately conserve Agastya, Shiva's tutor; Ganesha, Shiva's son; and Shiva himself. The elephant-headed Ganesha is also eye-catching sight due to his unique reference as happiness.
Brahma, god of creation, dwells in a more private temple, consisting of one entrance and one chamber only. When sunray breaches into the main room of Brahma Temple, the divine four-headed effigy beguiles ignorant eyes to Hinduist teachings. The appalling appearance of Brahma, not to mention the history of who Brahma exactly is, has often seized visitors' much curiosity and amazement. It is believed that he holds power over birth in the world, side by side with Vishnu, god of nurturance, taking care of the living beings in life and Shiva's mortal authority.
Vishnu's holy sanctuary is the last temple to behold. In the middle of its dome lies Vishnu's immaculate stony portray that sways open his four hands, possessing a club, an oyster, and a charkha – all of which encapsulate representations of struggle, nourishment, and never-ending journey one has to endure in relentless wheel of life. Set aside Vishnu Temple is a small temple designed as a resting shelter for Garuda, Vishnu's loyal abidance. Folklore often heightens Garuda's morality and, in fact, the country, Indonesia, has assigned Garuda, the eagle like giant bird, to be the symbol of five virtuous principles.
At the end of the tour, stays awhile until the sunset permits its dazzling gleam beyond the three massive temples. Ease your mind off and drench in a fancy imagination upon the bewitching tales beneath the entrancing sanctuary. Let your trip be more than just for fun, but for a better spirit and soul, for a better person who really treasures life