sajiwan temple

Sajiwan Temple



Temple Sajiwan or Sojiwan is characterized by relics Buddhist temples located in Hamlet Kalongan, Kebon Dalem Kidul, District Prambanan Klaten district of Central Java province, at an altitude of 146-150 meters above sea level. Approximately two kilometers southeast temple Prambanan and believed to be the tiem distribution of Prambanan temple.

Vast temple complex is entirely 8.140 square meters, and the main temple building area of ​​about 401.3 square meters and a height of approximately 27 meters of the temple. The temple is facing west. Inside the temple complex discovered a statue Dwarapala relics that have been damaged are now stored at the checkpoint in this temple complex. At the foot of the temple was carved reliefs of animals Jataka tale fable around the foot of the temple. On the east side of the temple stairs flanked statues makara, only one is still intact, the other makara gone. At the top end of the ladder are carved when the wicket gate. Full body original temple carved tendrils, but because many stones are missing then do the replacement stone was innocent.

Booth in the now empty room, only there is a niche and original throne might save a statue of Buddha or Bodhisattva who is now gone. a Buddha statue that has been damaged and lost his head was found in the temple and is now stored in the checkpoint. Three-tiered temple roof terraced. At these levels there is a line of stupas. The top of the temple is crowned with a large stupa. At the foot of the temple is presented relief scenes plucked from Pancatantra or Jataka fables that were in the temple Sojiwan. Total relief about 12 scenes. Relief stories read head south (mapradakṣiṇa). Too bad condition, many reliefs that have been worn and alarming. Reliefs contained in Temple Sojiwan include:



Reliefs in the temple can sajiwan in klompokan in several categories, among others: Relief of two men who were fighting, Relief geese and turtles. Relief eagle and turtle. Relief monkeys and crocodiles. Relief rats and snakes. Relief wolves and women. Relief king and a governor’s daughter. Relief elephants and goats. Human Relief lion. Relief wolves and bison. Relief kinara. Reliefs of lions and bulls.

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