Borobudur: touching Buddha in stupa and wishing blessed

Borobudur is a 9th-century Buddhist temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. Borobudur temple is the world’s biggest Buddhist monument, an ancient site widely considered to be one of the world’s seven wonders. Built in the 9th century during the reign of the Syailendra dynasty, the temple’s design in Gupta architecture reflects India’s influence on the region, yet there are enough indigenous scenes and elements incorporated to make Borobudur uniquely Indonesian.

The temple sits majestically on a hilltop overlooking lush green fields and distant hills. The monument is a marvel of design decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa.

Millions of people are eager to visit this building as one of the World Wonder Heritages and there is local belief that if one is able to touch the Buddha statue inside a Stupa, that person is blessed and will receive good fortune.

 

 

 

 

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