A Gift for Loro Jonggrang

Yogyakarta Travel Blog

 › entry 3 of 4 › view all entries
Prambanan Temple
The Javanese legend live until now, Prambanan, the highest Hindi's temple Indonesia was made as a gift for Princess Loro Jonggrang. She wants a thousand temples which is the temples must be build in one night from Bandung Bondowoso, the man who fall in love and mad about with Loro Jonggrang. Actually, Loro Jonggrang didnt love him thats why she asked to Bandung Bondowoso something illogical as the condition if he want to marry her. Bandung Bondowoso got backing from his demon army. His works almost finish and the night still young. Loro Jonggrang affraid if he can make it. She waking up her people and order to make some morning noise. The cock is crow now and the demon army run, they affraid with the sunrise. There is only 999 temples. Bandung Bondowoso shoked and getting mad then he curse Loro Jonggrang as statue. Its only Indonesian's folk story.
The truth about Prambanan is: it was built by Rakai Pikatan to commemorate the glorious power of Sanjaya Hindu dynasty in the 8th and 9th century. Prambanan is dedicated to Hindu's Gods called: Siwa, Wisnu and Brahma. The largest one in Prambanan complex named Siwa.
aswinfahrizal says:
emang tuh bandung bondowoso orangnya emang gitu heuhuehue
Posted on: Sep 20, 2008
YantiSoeparno says:
O... jadi ni candi bukan buatannya Bandung Bondowosa? Awas tu orang kalo ktemu! Ngaku2 yang bikin...
Posted on: Sep 19, 2008
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Prambanan Temple
Prambanan Temple
Another view from Prambanan Temple
Another view from Prambanan Temple
photo by: siscalustiawati