Thousand Temple (Candi Sewu)
SEWU temple (Sewu is a Java language, which means a thousand) is located 2 miles north of the temple of Prambanan. This is the second largest Buddhist temple complex in Java; professional restoration is under way to reach its original form. It is a mandala, the universe is manifested in the heart of the temple Mahadevan, surrounded by four rings of 250 small temples to the gods. SEWU temple complex is located in the Prambanan Temple area of the park, about 800 meters north of Rara Jongrang temples. The fact that this temple was built near the temple of Prambanan, a Hindu temple, said that Hindus and Buddhists live in harmony.
The main temple, 1 master bedroom and 4 small rooms that are at the gates of the temple. The door is the main entrance of the main hall. Thus, the main temple of the west. The structure has 9 ‘ceilings and each of them is a stupa at the top. It is estimated that a royal temple and was one of the centers of religious activity in the past. Based on the registration dates back to 792 AD, which was found in 1960, the name of the temple was probably “Manjus’rigrha” (The House of Manjusri). Manjusri is one of Boddhisatva in Buddhist teaching. SEWU temple was probably built in the 8 to end a century of Rakai Panangkaran hotel. Panangkaran Rakai (746 AD – 784 AD) was a popular former king of the Mataram kingdom. HC Cornelius studied in the first place, the temple in 1807. NJ Krom made the first archaeological survey in 1923.