What is Inside Stupa of the Buddha Temple of Borobudur?

Saturday, July 27, 2019
Several stupas

A dome like monument in Buddha temples is called as a “stupa.” The symmetrical monuments with size of 200 square meter sit on the Borobudur temple.

We will find 73 stupas on the world largest Buddha temple of Borobudur, central Java, Indonesia.

On the peak of Borobudur, there is the biggest stupa. We can’t see anything inside, since its closed (no holes) stupa.

Other 72 stupa are perforated. We able to see clearly what inside the stupas, and if lucky enough, we may reach Buddha statue by our hand.

What stupa means and purposes?:
- to store Buddha’s sacred relic
- to worship Buddhist saint
- to learn a lesson of Buddhism
- used by pilgrims where they circumnavigate the dome

Stupas with mountain view

Superstition belief that if our hand, especially children reach the statue inside the stupa, our wish will come true.

It might relate to the symbol of statue as represent of living Buddha with his power to protect and provide energy to his followers.

The biggest stupa in the middle (little bit far of top).

The biggest stupa is the main stupa. It seems to command the other small stupa. The tour guide said that there is a big Buddha inside the main stupa.

A Buddha statue sits inside stupa

Buddha statue inside the stupa:
- sitting straight
- leg crossed
- right foot above the left one.
- right hand face up
- left hand face down

Do you know about stupa? Where do you see stupa for the first time?

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  1. Beautiful images, the Buddhism is great, never hurt anyone.

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  3. This is the first I have heard of this site. It looks amazing and a soulful place to visit.

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  4. İnteresting places 😊 thanks for your sharing 😊

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      What stupa means and purposes?:
      - to store Buddha’s sacred relic
      - to worship Buddhist saint
      - to learn a lesson of Buddhism
      - used by pilgrims where they circumnavigate the dome

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  6. I am scheduling blog posts starting Aug 1 when I will officially return to blogging, it seems one of them got away prematurely, lol. Thanks for stopping by.

    Interesting about these stupas.

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    1. I see....

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  8. Interesting post, thank you for sharing.

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  10. This place looks impressive:D :**Regards!

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      - leg crossed
      - right foot above the left one.
      - right hand face up
      - left hand face down

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  13. This would be amazing to see in person!

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  14. I didn't know it. It's very interesting.

    Best regards

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  15. I see stupe for the first time, but I have to admit that I'm doing the impression ☺
    greetings
    Lili

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  16. Son muy bonitos estos lugares ! Estupendo post! Me encantaría verte pronto por mi blog! Feliz día precios@! ♡♡♡

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  17. So lovely. I am eager to visit Southeast Asia again some day. I'd happily devote at least two months to Indonesia alone.

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    1. glad to hear you would like to visit south east asia….

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  18. We have in Portugal a Budha Garden made by one of the richest portuguese man.
    You dont have to go to Asia you can see the bhuda in the garden, it's a beautiful garden!!
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      - to store Buddha’s sacred relic
      - to worship Buddhist saint
      - to learn a lesson of Buddhism
      - used by pilgrims where they circumnavigate the dome

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  23. Do I know about stupa? No, I don't. This is new to me, I've never heard of this until now. I'm very glad to learn about it here. Thanks for sharing this.

    Wishing you all the best!

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  25. I have seen this amazing temple! It’s amazing.

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    1. glad to hear you have been there....

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  26. I follow your blog too- great post so many interesting info that I had no idea about.

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  27. I have learned something new today, hadn't heard of this, interesting

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      Buddha statue inside the stupa:
      - sitting straight
      - leg crossed
      - right foot above the left one.
      - right hand face up
      - left hand face down

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  28. Hi,
    I didn't know the "stupas". I was happy to learn something new and willing to travel to Java
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  29. That's very interesting, thank you. I have learnt something today!

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