Borobudur Temple

Borobudur Temple with Excellent Jogja Driver +62 819 155 342 86 ,Borobudur is a ninth century Mahayana Buddhist monument located Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia 45 km from Yogyakarta. The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. A main dome is located at the center of the top platform, and is surrounded by seventy-two Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa.

Borobudur Tample

Borobudur Tample

The monument is both a shrine to the Lord Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimage. The journey for pilgrims begins at the base of the monument and follows a path circumambulating the monument while ascending to the top through the three levels of Buddhist cosmology, namely, Kamadhatu (the world of desire); Rupadhatu (the world of forms); and Arupadhatu (the world of formless). During the journey, the monument guides the pilgrims through a system of stairways and corridors with 1,460 narrative relief panels on the wall and the balustrades.

Evidence suggests Borobudur was abandoned following the fourteenth century decline of Buddhist and Hindu kingdoms in Java, and the Javanese conversion to Islam. It was rediscovered in 1814 by Sir Thomas Raffles, the British ruler of Java. Borobudur has since been preserved through several restorations. The largest restoration project was undertaken between 1975 and 1982 by the Indonesian government and UNESCO, following which the monument was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Borobudur is still used for pilgrimage, where once a year Buddhists in Indonesia celebrate Vaicsak at the monument, and Borobudur is Indonesia’s single most visited tourist attraction.

Apart from the story of Buddhist cosmology carved in stone, Borobudur has many statues of various Buddhas. The cross-legged statues are seated in a lotus position and distributed on the five square platforms (the Rupadhatu level) as well as on the top platform (the Arupadhatu level).

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    Honestly speaking, I liked travelling independently and figuring things out for myself and never considered hiring a private tour guide. But for this trip, it is much different as this is my first time travel with my wife. Hence, I have decided to hire a private tour guide and it was the best decision that I've made.

    Why?

    1. Cheaper travelling cost - if you plan only to travel from point A to point B, it is much cheaper to use Grab / Uber / etc..but if you have a long list of places to visit, it is cheaper to hire private tour guide.

    2. Hassle free - in Jogja, you need to drive for long hours from one destination to next. Not only that, Mas Adi will pick us up at the hotel as early as 330 a.m. for sunrise viewing. He will also send and wait for us patiently to places that we wish to go.

    3. Knowledge sharing - Having someone who is well conversant with the area, Mas Adi briefed us the background stories and shared unique information concerning the sites visited.

    4. Local cuisine - No trip is complete without exploring the local delicacies. For us, Mas Adi will give suggestions on what and where to try them. Not only he cares about the taste, he will make sure that the place is clean and the food is Halal.

    5. Free photographer - Actually, we did bring along a selfie stick and a tripod for this trip. Thanks to Mas Adi, we did not use them as he offers to take our pictures every time.

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The Buddha statues are in niches at the Rupadhatu level, arranged in rows on the outer sides of the balustrades, the number of statues decreasing as platforms progressively diminish to the upper level. The first balustrades have 104 niches, the second 104, the third 88, the fourth 72 and the fifth 64. In total, there are 432 Buddha statues at the Rupadhatu level. At the Arupadhatu level (or the three circular platforms), Buddha statues are placed inside perforated stupas. The first circular platform has 32 stupas, the second 24 and the third 16, that add up to 72 stupas. Of the original 504 Buddha statues, over 300 are damaged (mostly headless) and 43 are missing (since the monument’s discovery, heads have been stolen as collector’s items, mostly by Western museums).

At glance, all the Buddha statues appear similar, but there is a subtle difference between them in the mudras or the position of the hands. There are five groups of mudra: North, East, South, West and Zenith, which represent the five cardinal compass according to Mahayana. The first four balustrades have the first four mudras: North, East, South and West, of which the Buddha statues that face one compass direction have the corresponding mudra. Buddha statues at the fifth balustrades and inside the 72 stupas on the top platform have the same mudra: Zenith. Each mudra represent one of the Five Dhyani Buddhas; each has its own symbolism. They are Abhaya mudra for Amoghasiddhi (north), Vara mudra for Ratnasambhava (south), Dhyana mudra for Amitabha (west), Bhumisparsa mudra for Aksobhya (east) and Dharmachakra mudra for Vairochana (zenith).

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