Sukuh Temple

Sukuh Temple building gave the simplicity impression that striking to the tourist. The impression that was obtained from this temple really different from other big temples in Central Java that is the Borobudur Temple and the Prambanan Temple. Moreover the form of the Sukuh Temple building tended to resemble the legacy of the Maya Culture in Mexico or the legacy of the Inca Culture in Peru.

This simplicity impression attracted attention of the Dutch archaeologist W.F. Stutterheimpada in 1930. He then tried to explain him by giving three arguments: first, the possibility of the Sukuh Temple sculptor not a bricklayer but the carpenter from the village and not from the palace circle, second, temples were made with rather rushed so as not more neat or third, the political situation that time by gazing at his fall of Majapahit because of being urged by troops Islam Demak did not enable to make the big and grand temple.

The tourist who entered the main door then entered the biggest gateway will see the form of typical architecture that this was not compiled upright but rather askew, had the shape of the trapezium with the roof above. The stones in this temple were colored rather reddish, because stones that were used were the kind of andesit.

Apart from the main temple and turtle statues, garuda and other reliefs, also was found several animal statues have the shape of celeng (the wild boar) and the elephant. In ancient the nobles and the nobility using elephant for transportation.

Also had the building horse reliefed paste with two human nooses inside, on the side thought and right that came face to face to one another. There were those who believed that this relief symbolized the uterus of a woman and the left-hand noose symbolized the crime and the right-hand noose symbolized the goodness. However this was not yet so clear.

Afterwards had a small building in front of the main temple that was acknowledged as Pewara Temple. In its middle, this building was hollow and was gotten the small statue without the head. This statue by several circles still shined because often given by the ritual offering.

On the whole, visited the Sukuh Temple tourist attraction gave the view just would the form of the temple and its relief that were unusual as being proper for other temples in the Java Island. Definitely this was proof that showed the wealth of the Indonesian Culture.

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