Prambanan Temple Compound

Pictorial Postcard sent from Bengkulu ( Sept 8, 2014) to Jakarta. Produced by Ortiva Cards (Indonesia).

Prambanan – Jawa Tengah, Postcard by Ortiva Cards (Indonesia), Sent from Bengkul (08.09.14) to Jakarta.

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.

Relief at Prambanan ( Postcard by MC Production, MC119. Photo by Agus Leonardus).

Relief at Prambanan, Postcard by MC Production, MC119. Photo by Agus Leonardus. Unknown year.

 

All the mentioned temples form the Prambanan Archaeological Park and were built during the heyday of Sailendra’s powerful dynasty in Java in the 8th century AD. These compounds are located on the border between the two provinces of Yogyakarta and Central Java on Java Island.

 

Prambanan Temple, Indonesia. Postcard by Barong Postcards. Photo by Pitoyo S. BR-595. Unknown Year. Thanks to Aisyah Hana, Surabaya.

Postcard by Barong Postcards. Photo by Pitoyo S. BR-595. Unknown Year. Thanks to Aisyah Hana, Surabaya.

 

Prambanan Temple Compounds comprises of two groups of buildings which includes Loro Jonggrang, Sewu complexes, Lumbung, Bubrah and Asu (Gana). Prambanan Temple itself is a complex consisting of 240 temples.

 

Tjandi Anakan Dipodjok Tjandi Sewoe, - a smaller temple on the angle of Prambanan Temple. Published by Javapostkart - Tarawang Comm. Postdated 2017.

Tjandi Anakan Dipodjok Tjandi Sewoe, – a smaller temple on the angle of Prambanan Temple. Published by Javapostkart – Tarawang Comm. Postdated 2017.

 

The Hindu temples are decorated with reliefs illustrating the Indonesian version of the Ramayana epic which are masterpieces of stone carvings.

Postcard by Barong Postcards, BR 633, Photo by Laurencius S.B. Unknown year. - Thanks to Ilda Rizka nur Oktavia, Sidoarjo.

Postcard by Barong Postcards, BR 633, Photo by Laurencius S.B. Unknown year. – Thanks to Ilda Rizka nur Oktavia, Sidoarjo.

These are surrounded by hundreds of shrines that have been arranged in three parts showing high levels of stone building technology and architecture from the 8th century AD in Java. The 508 stone temples of various shapes and sizes are either in a complete and preserved condition or have been retained as ruins.

Prambanan Temple, Postcard by P.N. Pos & Giro, 1977, Mint

Prambanan Temple, Postcard by P.N. Pos & Giro, 1977, Mint

This site includes all elements necessary to express its exceptional significance and is well maintained. There are no threats of development or neglect; however the area is prone to natural threats such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions

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Candi Prambanan, Jawa Tengah – Indonesia, Postcard by Pos Indonesia, 1997. Postdated 2002

Prambanan Temple Compounds contains the original structures that were built in the 9th century AD. The temples collapsed due to earthquake, volcanic eruption and a shift of political power in the early 11th century, and they were rediscovered in the 17th century.

 

Kartupos dikirim dari Sentral Pengolahan Surat Jogjakarta (Agustus 2014) ke Jakarta. Terima kasih Rofida Amalia, Jogjakarta.

Kartupos dikirim dari Sentral Pengolahan Surat Jogjakarta (Agustus 2014) ke Jakarta. Terima kasih Rofida Amalia, Jogjakarta.

 

These compounds have never been displaced or changed. Restoration works have been conducted since 1918, both in original traditional method of interlocking stone and modern methods using concrete to strengthen the temple structure.

 

Candi Prambanan, Jawa Tengah. Postcard by Pos Indonesia, 2007. Postdated 2008.

Candi Prambanan, Jawa Tengah. Postcard by Pos Indonesia, 2007. Postdated 2008.

 

 

Even though extensive restoration works have been done in the past and as recently as after the 2006 earthquake, great care has been taken to retain the authenticity of the structures.

 

Candi Prambanan Jogjakarta, Indonesia. Postcard by Pos Indonesia, Unknown Year.

Candi Prambanan Jogjakarta, Indonesia. Postcard by Pos Indonesia, Unknown Year.

 

Prambanan Temple Compounds represents not only an architectural and cultural treasure, but also a standing proof of past religious peaceful cohabitation.

 

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Prambanan Temple – Indonesia, Postcard by Lost in Indonesia, mint. These postcard show a fragmen from Ramayana stories.

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