PLAOSAN TEMPLE — Explore Jogja and find a thousand beauty there! One slogan of reflex I say. I think it is not excessive. Jogja city has many tourist destinations. Good culinary tour, education, culture, nature, and history. One of the historical tours I have ever searched is Plaosan Temple.
Plaosan Temple is one of the temples in Jogja which has its own uniqueness. Why do I take time to tour history, because through the old buildings and artifacts that I learned history.
A piece of the temple rocks seemed to live and tell the story of heroic, glory to the romance of the past. There are many lessons to learn from history. as stock of insight in the present.
Location of Plaosan Temple
Jogja city has many temple relics. Location of the temple is spread almost flat in the city center to the village. The location of Plaosan Temple is not far from Prambanan and Ratu Boko temples, the main tourist attraction.
It is located in Bugisan Village, Prambanan, Klaten. Can be reached by motorcycle, and private car. The journey takes about 20 minutes from the northern square or Kilometer Zero Point.
The road to Plaosan Temple passes the rural road. Right and left lies the scenery of beautiful rice fields. From the rice field seen a pair of temple Plaosan Lor and Plaosan Kidul standing upright between the green rice fields.
Arriving at the site site, you will be welcomed by the villagers. They became the manager of parking as well as stalls. Public shops sell food and soft drinks. The building is still fairly simple stalls made of bamboo. In addition to food stalls, there are also sellers of accessories and souvenirs. They sell near the exit of Plaosan Temple.
While the parking price of Rp 2000, entrance fee Rp 3000. Bandrol the price was when I was there three years ago. Very cheap price to pay for history travel hundreds of years ago.
Discovery of Plaosan Temple
The construction of Plaosan Temple was performed around the 9th century AD of the ancient Mataram kingdom. According to the tour guard I had interviewed the discovery of Plaosan Temple in the 80’s. The discovery was followed by a massive digging that year. In the excavation found the buildings of small temples.
Along with the development of the times, Plaosan Temple received less attention from the government of Plasosan Temple existence again abandoned.
Until one day farmers from local residents found chunks of rocks of the temple from the ground of the sawa that was hoeing. Until one day farmers from local residents found chunks of rocks of the temple from the land that was hijacked.
“Residents here have been hoeing in the fields find the stone part of the temple. The hoe’s eyes pounded a blunt object. After scraped-match it’s part of the temple, “explained the officer.
The official also explained that the Plaosan Temple site is still a process of excavation and research. Allegedly still a lot of stones part of the temple buried in the ground.
Excavation is not one hundred percent completed because constrained funds. Although regularly every year budgeted pembiyaan for care and maintenance site Plaosan Temple.
According to estimates of archaeologists and archaeologists the layout of Plaosan Temple currently does not obey the original map layout due to location considerations. The local government agreed on the location of the gate facing a certain direction. This consideration is done because when following the map location should be meggusur existence of rice fields citizens.
My personal opinion is back to the local government’s decision with the citizens. If you want to dig the site intact. Will completely dismantle the rice fields of the citizens. The positive side is the excavation to require site forms from the preservation of the historical heritage. Historical reading for posterity. But with the record of land evictions of citizens do not cause conflict. The point is the development and preservation of environmentally sound sites.
‘Taj Mahal’ in Java
Ever heard of Taj Mahal in India? A story about the symbol of eternal love of the king to his queen. For the sake of his love of the king made the palace super magnificent ‘Taj Mahal’ gift to his queen. It is said that the Taj Mahal itself is the tomb of his queen who died. To commemorate the late idol of his heart the king spent extraordinary funds decorate the ‘palace magnificent’ for his queen.
Apparently not only in India, apparently in Java, Indonesia precisely the story of Plaosan Temple development was similar to Taj Mahal in India. At that time the Ancient Mataram King Rakai Pikatan awarded Plaosan Temple to Pramudya Wardhani.
Rakai Pikatan makes Plaosan Temple symbol of eternity love. Different religious backgrounds between Rakai Pikatan (Buddhism) and Pramudya Wardhani (Hindu) do not preclude their united love. In Plaosan temple architecture looks clear merging of Hindu and Buddhist temple. The broad social meaning symbolizes tolerance between Buddhist and Hindu societies.
Interesting lessons in the past have lived religious multiculturalism. And religious differences do not become divisive to one another. The difference colored the social system of society first. They live side by side in harmony.