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Indonesia

1,600 high-definition creative commons photographs presented here are from the Indonesian collections, on the linked pages you will find many photographs, also wherever possible I have added in relevant historical information, videos, maps and diagrams.

Interactive Map for the Photographs in Indonesia

National Museum in Jakarta (166)
A fine collection of Buddhist and Hindu statuary

1: The Borobudur Monument
(1200+ photographs and 2 videos)


A Section of the Monument

Memorable Characters from Borobudur (98)
A Selection from the Collections

13: The Buddha Statues and Chaityas (80 + Video)
Buddha Statues in Various Mudras and the famous Chaityas

12: The Bhadracari Reliefs on Level 4, Inner Wall (72)
Final Part of Sudhana's Quest

11: The Gandavyuha Reliefs on Level 4, Balustrade (152)
Continuation of Sudhana's Quest for Bodhicitta

10: The Gandavyuha Reliefs on Level 3, Balustrade (157)
Continuation of Sudhana's Quest for Bodhicitta

9: The Gandavyuha Reliefs on Level 3, Inner Wall (88)
Continuation of Sudhana's Quest for Bodhicitta

8: The Gandavyuha Reliefs on Level 2, Inner Wall (128)
The Beginning of Sudhana's Quest for Bodhicitta

7: The Jataka and Avadana Reliefs on Level 2, Balustrade (47)
More stories from the Jātakas and Avadānas

 click to show flip-book 

Lalitavistara Cover

6: Lalitavistara (Life of the Buddha) Storyboard (400) (3rd set)
Birth, Youth and Awakening of the Buddha

6: Lalitavistara (Life of the Buddha) Storyboard (355) (2nd set)
Birth, Youth and Awakening of the Buddha

6: Lalitavistara (Life of the Buddha) Level 1, Inner Wall (159) (1st set)
Birth, Youth and Awakening of the Buddha

5: The Divyavadana (Divine Traditions) Storyboard (368) (2nd set)
Stories from the Divyāvadāna and Elsewhere

5: The Divyavadana Reliefs on Level 1, Inner Wall (170) (1st set)
Stories from the Divyāvadāna and Elsewhere

4: The Jataka Reliefs on Level 1, Balustrade, Top (297)
Jātakamāla and Other Jātaka Stories

3: The Jataka Reliefs on Level 1, Balustrade, Bottom (73)
Jātaka Stories

2: The Lokapala Reliefs on Level 1, Outer Balustrade (Selection) (18)
The World Protectors

1: The Karmavibhanga Reliefs on Ground Level (160)
Stories of Deeds and their Results

1: The Karmavibhanga Reliefs (11)
The Reliefs still Exposed at the S. E. Corner

 

2: Nearby Temples

The Ancient Pavon Temple (22)
Small Temple on the Pilgrimage Route to Borobudur

Candi Ngawen (18)
Temple on the Lay Line from Borobudur

The Ancient Mendut Vihara (78)
Important Temple on the Pilgrimage Route to Borobudur

The Modern Mendut Vihara (29)
Modern Temple near an Ancient Pilgrimage Site

 

3: The Prambanan Plain

Trimurti Temple Complex at Prambanan (132)
Large Hindu Site with many Temples

Ratu Boko Complex at Prambanan (56)
Ancient Monastery cum Palace Site

 

Buddhist Temples around Prambanan:

Candi Sewu (64)
Largest Buddhist Site outside Borobudur

Candi Plaosan (23)
Ancient Site on the Prambanan Plains

Candi Sari (13)
Three-Story Buddhist Temple

Candi Kalasan (11)
Small Temple with Fine Carvings

 

4: The Area around the Dieng Plateau

Candi Pringapus (20)
Remote Hindu Temple on the way to Dieng

Dieng Plateau (24)
A Beautiful Plateau with Ancient Hindu Temples

 

5: West Java

Batujaya Sites, Candi Jiwa, Cando Blandongan (42)
Two of the very few Candi sites excavated in West Java

Chinese Temples in Jakarta (40)
a few small Chinese Temples, including one that had burnt down

Chandra Naya, Jakarta (36)
a Chinese traditional house surrounded by malls and sk\yscrapers

 

Acknowledgements

I am very grateful indeed to Bhante Sri Pannyavaro Mahathero at the Modern Mendut Vihara whose hospitality and kindness helped us gain access to the Borobudur momument and without whose help this record could never have been made

 

I am also greatly indebted to my good friends Leslie Shaw, Colin Low and Choon Aun Ng who acted as helpers on the various trips I made in 2009 and 2013 and who made many contributions to the success of this project

 

Seen from above the Borobudur Monument
is in the shape of a Mandala or Yantra

 

Photographs by Anandajoti Bhikkhu

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