Prambanan Temple

Michael & Hani, Indonesia

Well, you think you could just turn around the postcard and read it. That is possible when is written in the language well known to you, but writing in Indonesian requires great signature recognition skill and (luckily) google translate­čśé. It came out quite good actually. It was a positive challenge for me and I understand what Hani wanted to say (most of it ­čść) because Michael wrote partly in English. Their different stories took all the place on the postcard that fortunately is one of these big postcards…the one that is “asking” for you to write as much as possible. And I love it.

Additional Information – This Hindu shrine in Prambanan, its a three building complex, combined with hundreds of small temples around. It is the largest masterpiece of holy places in Indonesia.
The buildings honour Trimurti (Trinity of the formless supreme Gods), the Creator (Brahma), the Preserver (Vishnu) and the Destroyer (Shiva). The architecture itself represents Meru, the holy mountain where the gods live. Shiva temple is the largest of all three main buildings.
Every main temple has a smaller temple in front, representing the vehicles(vahana) of the Gods.
For Brahma is the sacred swan, Hamsa. For Vishnu is the kite, Garuda. For Shiva is the bull, Nandi.
The rest of the shrines around (unfortunately most of them are only ruins) are protector temples, Candi Perwara.

Lovely ­čśŹ

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