Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Nisa Goes to Borobudur

Nisa, my girlfriend, went to Borobudur with all of her classmates and teachers at HEC (Happy English Course), a well-known English course in Kediri, to have her final test. Nisa set off last night at 9 pm by bus and she told me she would arrive in Borobudur at 5 in the morning. There's a good reason why her English course chose Borobudur. They want to have their test in the temple because it has a large number of foreign visitors, to whom the HEC students can practice their English.

Borobudur? I was once there in 2003. Here is the detail of the greatest Budhist temple in the world as quoted by Wikipedia:

Borobudur is a ninth-century Mahayana Buddhist monument in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues.

A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa. The monument is both ashrine to the Lord Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimage.

The journey for pilgrims begins at the base of the monument and follows a path circumambulating the monument while ascending to the top through the three levels ofBuddhist cosmology, namely Kāmadhātu (the world of desire), Rupadhatu (the world of forms) and Arupadhatu (the world of formlessness). During the journey the monument guides the pilgrims through a system of stairways and corridors with 1,460 narrative relief panels on the wall and the balustrades.

Nisa was on the way home when I wrote this post. Have a nice trip, Sweetheart!

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arshad said...

Hi its really very nice i enjoyed a lot to visit..Mobile prices

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