Maha Vihara Mojopahit, Trowulan, East Java

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The Maha Vihara Mojopahit in Trowulan is the temple of the head of the Buddhayāna sect in Indonesia, which encompasses the three main Buddhist schools, Theravāda, Mahāyāna and Vajrayāna. As such the main temple includes shrines to Śākyamuni, Avalokitesvara and Mañjuśrī.

At the back of the temple there is a bronze relief depicting scenes from the life of Śākyamuni Buddha, and there is also a magnificent Mahā Brahma shrine as well.

One of the features of the temple is a large (22m) golden reclining Buddha statue, with reliefs around the base, not particularly skillfully done, but interesting nevertheless, depicting the Life of the Buddha, the law of Kamma and rebirth.

It is set in a spacious setting, with gardens arounds, and the day we were there there was a grand Majapahit Festival in progress, and many schoolchidren were present learning about their history and enjoying the cultural shows.

 

01 Main Temple

01 Main Temple

02 Line of Buddhas

02 Line of Buddhas

03 Main Shrine

03 Main Shrine

04 Arahat Moggallana

04 Arahat Moggallana

05 Arahat Sariputta

05 Arahat Sariputta

06 Avalokitesvara Shrine

06 Avalokitesvara Shrine

07 Avalokitesvara

07 Avalokitesvara

08 Manjusri

08 Manjusri

09 Sakyamuni Buddha

09 Sakyamuni Buddha

010 Chandalier

010 Chandalier

011 Golden Lantern

011 Golden Lantern

012 View from Inside

012 View from Inside

013 Conception

013 Conception

014 Birth

014 Birth

015 Renunciation

015 Renunciation

016 Awakening

016 Awakening

017 First Teaching

017 First Teaching

018 Passing

018 Passing

019 Maha Brahma

019 Maha Brahma

020 Brahma from Side

020 Brahma from Side

021 Brahma from Front

021 Brahma from Front

022 Study Group

022 Study Group

023 Reclining Buddha

023 Reclining Buddha

024 Face of Buddha

024 Face of Buddha

025 Head and Shoulders of Buddha

025 Head and Shoulders of Buddha

026 Face of Buddha

026 Face of Buddha

027 Feet of Buddha

027 Feet of Buddha

028 Serving Dana

028 Serving Dana

029 Teaching Layfolk

029 Teaching Layfolk

030 Buddha Teaching

030 Buddha Teaching

031 Worshipping the Stupa

031 Worshipping the Stupa

032 Buddha in Wilderness

032 Buddha in Wilderness

033 Buddha and Disciple

033 Buddha and Disciple

034 Buddha Teaching

034 Buddha Teaching

035 On Walkabout

035 On Walkabout

036 Teaching Lay and Monastics

036 Teaching Lay and Monastics

037 Teaching Lay and Monastic

037 Teaching Lay and Monastic

038 Buddha and Ananda

038 Buddha and Ananda

039 Ananda

039 Ananda

040 Ananda worships Buddha

040 Ananda worships Buddha

041 Buddha Passing

041 Buddha Passing

042 Buddha and Disciples

042 Buddha and Disciples

043 Monastics entering a City

043 Monastics entering a City

044 Lay People

044 Lay People

045 People Gather

045 People Gather

046 Monk and King

046 Monk and King

047 Buddha Listening

047 Buddha Listening

048 Going Forth

048 Going Forth

049 Reclining Buddha

049 Reclining Buddha

050 Requesting the Buddha

050 Requesting the Buddha

051 Bull Running

051 Bull Running

052 Ogre and Monastics

052 Ogre and Monastics

053 Strangled by Naga

053 Strangled by Naga

054 Various Scenes

054 Various Scenes

055 Ogre Showering

055 Ogre Showering

056 Lay People and Car Accident

056 Lay People and Car Accident

057 Dogs chew on Bones

057 Dogs chew on Bones

058 Eagle and Rosary

058 Eagle and Rosary

059 Crab in Pot

059 Crab in Pot

060 Various Scenes

060 Various Scenes

061 Man in Ogre's Hand

061 Man in Ogre's Hand

062 Various Scenes

062 Various Scenes

063 Horse and Cart

063 Horse and Cart

064 Dancing and Merrymaking

064 Dancing and Merrymaking

065 Eating and Dressing

065 Eating and Dressing

066 Various Scenes

066 Various Scenes

067 Accident

067 Accident

068 Lying on Ground

068 Lying on Ground

069 Sima

069 Sima

070 Dancing in the Fire

070 Dancing in the Fire

071 Killing a Cow

071 Killing a Cow

072 Chopping Heads

072 Chopping Heads

073 Various Scenes

073 Various Scenes

074 Demons in Hell

074 Demons in Hell

075 Suffering

075 Suffering

076 Monastics Point the Way

076 Monastics Point the Way

077 Various Scenes

077 Various Scenes

 

Photographs by Anandajoti Bhikkhu

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