Reliefs on the Largest Buddha Temple in the World, Borobudur – part 2

Monday, September 9, 2019
Big vessel on temple wall

We talked about relief of Buddha life as the first part of the article (you may read at: Reliefs on the Largest Buddha Temple in the World, Borobudur – part 1)

Now, we concern with relief of “the daily life of people surrounding the temple around 1,200 years ago.”

At above Figure, the relief showed that people surround temple has a big vessel to conduct overseas trade.

Indeed, Syailendra dynasty was one of a prominent dynasty in Indonesia, their reign has been marked as cultural Renaissance in the region of the Southeast Asia.

In addition to build the biggest Buddha temple in the world, Syailendra dynasty was considered to be ruled a maritime Southeast Asia.

The trade extended to the countries such as:
- India
- Madagascar
- Cape Town
- Ghana
- Other Asian and African countries


Reliefs on the temple wall

Other daily life of 8th century of Java (one of 5 big islands in Indonesia) was depicted on temple’s wall, may include:
- life of people in the forest
- life of people in the villages
- palace life

We may know how ancient Java made a medicine, a herbal medicine called as “Jamu.” Drinking jamu regularly is common practice until now.

Fables also part of relief. One interesting story is about friendship between monkey and buffalo.

Known that buffalo was ready to sacrifice himself to save the monkey, Ogre canceled his wish to eat monkey.

It is interesting to understand the reliefs on the wall of temple as part of tour to Borobudur.

31 comments:

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    1. I think so....
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  2. İnteresting places 😊 thanks for your sharing 😊

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Reliefs on the Largest Buddha Temple in the World, Borobudur – part 2
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      We talked about relief of Buddha life as the first part of the article (you may read at: Reliefs on the Largest Buddha Temple in the World, Borobudur – part 1)

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Reliefs on the Largest Buddha Temple in the World, Borobudur – part 2
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      Now, we concern with relief of “the daily life of people surrounding the temple around 1,200 years ago.”

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Reliefs on the Largest Buddha Temple in the World, Borobudur – part 2
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      Now, we concern with relief of “the daily life of people surrounding the temple around 1,200 years ago.”

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  5. The temple walls are fascinating!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. Fascinating. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Reliefs on the Largest Buddha Temple in the World, Borobudur – part 2
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      At above Figure, the relief showed that people surround temple has a big vessel to conduct overseas trade.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Reliefs on the Largest Buddha Temple in the World, Borobudur – part 2
      -Indeed, Syailendra dynasty was one of a prominent dynasty in Indonesia, their reign has been marked as cultural Renaissance in the region of the Southeast Asia.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Reliefs on the Largest Buddha Temple in the World, Borobudur – part 2
      -
      In addition to build the biggest Buddha temple in the world, Syailendra dynasty was considered to be ruled a maritime Southeast Asia.

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Reliefs on the Largest Buddha Temple in the World, Borobudur – part 2
      -
      The trade extended to the countries such as:
      - India
      - Madagascar
      - Cape Town
      - Ghana
      - Other Asian and African countries

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  10. The ancient world always amazed me. It was also interesting to learn about herbal medicine Jamu that still in use in now days.
    An interesting post!!!

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    1. yes, we may find wisdom in ancient life

      Thank you to visit:
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      Reliefs on the temple wall

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  11. How interesting. Love to learn about these ancient stories.
    Xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. Thank you to visit:
      Reliefs on the Largest Buddha Temple in the World, Borobudur – part 2
      -
      Other daily life of 8th century of Java (one of 5 big islands in Indonesia) was depicted on temple’s wall, may include:
      - life of people in the forest
      - life of people in the villages
      - palace life

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  12. I think of the years, history, weather, people and the these stones with intricate carvings become museums for us to learn and enjoy. I loved this post and thank you for sharing.

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    1. I see....

      Thank you to visit:
      Reliefs on the Largest Buddha Temple in the World, Borobudur – part 2
      -
      We may know how ancient Java made a medicine, a herbal medicine called as “Jamu.” Drinking jamu regularly is common practice until now.

      Delete
  13. Replies
    1. Thank you to visit:
      Reliefs on the Largest Buddha Temple in the World, Borobudur – part 2
      -
      Fables also part of relief. One interesting story is about friendship between monkey and buffalo.

      Delete
  14. Replies
    1. Thank you to visit:
      Reliefs on the Largest Buddha Temple in the World, Borobudur – part 2
      -
      Known that buffalo was ready to sacrifice himself to save the monkey, Ogre canceled his wish to eat monkey.

      Delete
  15. Replies
    1. Thank you to visit:
      Reliefs on the Largest Buddha Temple in the World, Borobudur – part 2
      -
      It is interesting to understand the reliefs on the wall of temple as part of tour to Borobudur.

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  16. It’s amazing to think of how these temples were built so many years ago, and the influence that India and China had on the region. At Angkor Wat, there are examples of the art work changing as the people swapped Buddhism for Hinduism (or was it the other way).

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