Mysterious Foot Relief at Borobudur

Who is not fascinated by staring at the beauty of Borobudur temple in Magelang, Central Java? Built in the King Samaratungga from Wangsa dynasty in the year 824, composed of 1460 panels of Borobudur reliefs and 504 stupas. However, panels that are seen were not complete. There are panels that are deliberately backfilled soil because relief is considered vulgar and obscene.The panels were located on the bottom, called the hidden foundation Kamadhatu.Bagian consisted of 160 relief scenes Karmawibhangga Sutra or the law of cause and effect.
 The panels that depict acts that follow the human passions, such as: gossiping, murder, torture and rape. Also there are sex scenes in various posisi.Guru of Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Indonesia, Edi Sedyawati argued, Karmawibhangga reliefs depict people's lives at that temple reliefs dibangun.Ada some opinion why is backfilled. Could be due to inappropriate exhibited to the public, but some are expected this closure solely for the sake of stability of the position of the temple - so as not amblas.Terlepas of the debate, reflecting the overall relief at Borobudur Mahayana Buddhism: the more upward the reach perfection. The bottom or Kamadhatu fully describe the behavior of insolence and lust that causes a person to hell jahanam.Bagian middle (consisting of four levels) is called Rapadhatu, where the man freed from lust and earthly things. While the top - including the three circular terraces that lead to the center of the dome-called Arupadhatu, where the gods dwell or Borobudur nirwana.Keberadaan actually been known to local residents in the 18th century. Had the material buried Mount Merapi, this temple and then rediscovered by Sir Stanford Raffles in 1814. Subsequently, in 1885, archaeologists JW Yzerman document and record the relief. At that moment, his team found the hidden reliefs at the very bawah.Sekitar year 1890-1891, the closed section opened entirely by Kasiyan Chepas photographer to photograph one by one. Volume of 13,000 cubic meters of stones are lifted, then returned to its original position. To this day, that part under the soil so that no one could see. There are three panels in the southeastern part of the temple is open - allegedly because of the closure process is not re-shooting sempurna.Hasil Chepas then recorded in 1931. Original book is now in the National Museum, Jakarta. 

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