Borobudur Buddha Statue - Indonesia (Stock Footage)

Borobudur Buddha Statue - Indonesia (Stock Footage)

It is the world’s largest Buddhist temple. one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world. Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside a perforated stupa. the temple was designed in Javanese Buddhist architecture, which blends the Indonesian indigenous cult of ancestor worship and the Buddhist concept of attaining Nirvana. The temple also demonstrates the influences of Gupta art that reflects India’s influence on the region. The monument is both a shrine to the Lord Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimage. The journey for pilgrims begins at the base of the monument and follows a path around the monument and ascends to the top through three levels symbolic of Buddhist cosmology. Evidence suggests Borobudur was constructed in the 9th century and abandoned following the 14th-century decline of Hindu kingdoms in Java and the Javanese conversion to Islam. The largest restoration project was undertaken between 1975 and 1982 by the Indonesian government and UNESCO, following which the monument was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Borobudur is still used for pilgrimage; once a year, Buddhists in Indonesia celebrate Vesak at the monument, and Borobudur is Indonesia’s single most visited tourist attraction. In Indonesian, ancient temples are referred to as candi; thus locals refer to “Borobudur Temple” as Candi Borobudur. The term candi also loosely describes ancient structures, for example gates and baths. The name Borobudur was first written in Sir Thomas Raffles’s book on Javan history. Apart from the story of the Buddhist cosmology carved in stone, Borobudur has many statues of various Buddhas. tourists visiting here. very strong in terms of tourism. people are choosing to vacation here in.

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