Sunday, May 9, 2010

Nandi Temple

The Nandi temple symbolizes the vehicle of Shiva and is represented by the sacred Bull
The sacred Bull is known as Nandi in Hinduism.Behind the statue of Nandi were found the statue of the God of the Sun and Chandra. Both Gods drove carriage each dragged by 7 horses (God of the Sun) and 10 horses (Chandra).
Statue of Chandra

External facade of the Nandi temple
A gargoyle on the Nandi


Date of Inscription: 1991
Criteria: (i)(iv)
Province of Central Java
S7 45 08.0 E110 29 30.0
Ref: 642

Brief Description
Built in the 10th century, this is the largest temple compound dedicated to Shiva in Indonesia. Rising above the centre of the last of these concentric squares are three temples decorated with reliefs illustrating the epic of the Ramayana, dedicated to the three great Hindu divinities (Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma) and three temples dedicated to the animals who serve them.



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