Mendut Temple is one of the Buddhist temples that is quite popular in Indonesia.
Mendut Temple is located in Central Java, precisely in Mendut Village, Mungkid District, Magelang Regency. It's located about 38 km from Yogyakarta city. The temple is also not far enough from other famous temples, it's Borobudur Temple. Judging from the history, Mendut temple has a fairly close correlation with Borobudur Temple and Pawon Temple. When you look at the map, the location of these three Buddhist temples forms a straight line from north to south.
In general, the Mendut temple has a square plan. Mendut Buddhist Monastery has an overall building height of 26.4 m. The body part of the temple is on a stone with a height of 2 m. On the surface of the stone has a wide hallway. On the walls of the temple Mendut, there are approximately 31 panels that display some story reliefs, tendrils, and carvings of flowers that indicate the pattern of the Mendut Temple. On the temple wall, there are flower carvings that are characteristic of Mendut Temple. There is a channel for removing water from the bore along the wall. The channel is named Jaladwara. Jaladwara is a characteristic of several temples in the Central Java region.
Mendut Temple has reliefs with distinctive features, including the Kuwera and Hariti Reliefs are reliefs carved on the north wall of the viewer room. Kuwera and Hariti are married couples. They are giants who repent after meeting Buddha. In addition to Mendut Temple, Kuwera and Hariti reliefs are also found in Sewu Temple, Kalasa Temple, and Banyuniba Temple. Then there is the relief of the Ayalokitesvara Bodhisattva which explains Buddhist life. In this relief displays a picture of a Buddha sitting on a throne of lotus flowers. Then there is the Bodhisattva Relief located on the east wall of the Mendut Temple. In this relief, Buddha wears the king's oversized clothes. Buddha was drawn emitting a godly beam from his head. Then there is the relief of the goddess Tara which is north of Mendut temple. This relief describes the goddess Tara who was sitting on a throne with two men on the right and left.
So much history you can learn from this Mendut Temple. If you are interested in learning more, let's come to this beautiful Mendut temple!
To have many wonderful memories and extraordinary activities during your vacation, it's better to visit Mendut Temple during Vesak Day. Vesak Day will be your fond memory in Central Java when you are familiar with Mendut Temple. Don't forget to feel the serenity and tranquility of the Mendut temple.