Kamis, 21 Februari 2008

Rama Sinta

Hanuman burns Ravana’s city in a danced stage performance at held at Prambanan Temple in July 1986. To enact Hanuman’s burning of Ravana’s city in performance, a bonfire was built behind a columned fence on a stone promontory near the Prabanan temple. The Hanuman dancer moves behind the flames to the right.
Hanuman’s body was made invulnerable by the god Siva and, at this point in the Ramayana story, the captured Hanuman takes revenge on Ravana by using his own torched body to burn Ravana’s palace and city.
Prambanan is the largest remaining Hindu temple complex on the island of Java in Indonesia. It was built and dedicated to the god Siva during the ninth and tenth centuries CE. There were once hundreds of small temple structures in this vicinity, but most were so damaged before conservation began during Dutch rule in 1918 that they could no longer be rebuilt.
For reasons still not fully understood, the Prambanan temples were abandoned soon after their completion. Two leading theories for the temples’ abandonment are ecological disasters such as earthquakes and the leading Javanese rulers’ gradual turn from Hinduism towards Islam after the fourteenth century.
Among the approximately fifty remaining smaller temple sites at Prambanan are the three large and impressive standing temples that are dedicated to the gods Siva, Vishnu, and Brahma. Scenes from the Ramayana are carved into the the stone walls of these structures.
Classical Javanese dance performances of the Ramayana usually are held seasonally at Prambanan temple during the evenings. A 2006 earthquake in Central Java, however, caused considerable damage and the temple’s temporary closure for repair. Prambanan in a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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