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VIVA! JAVA
* Javanese mysticism (Kebatinan) & Traditional Javanese religious tolerance: a model to the world?
*The Yogya Kraton Myth
*Taman Sari 
*The Gunungan 
*Tutup Ngisor
*What we can do for Java....
*Java: Land of Kala, its Candi's (Temples):
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Borobudur 1
*Borobudur 2

*Borobudur 3
*Borobudur 4

*Borobudur 5
*Borobudur 6
*Candi Mendut

*Candi Pawon
*Candi Ngawen
*Candi Sari
*Candi Kalasan
*Candi Sambisari
*Candi Prambanan
*Candi Lumbung
*Candi Bubrah

*Candi Sewu
*Candi Plaosan
*Candi Gebang
*Candi Ijo
*Candi Banyunibo

 

 

 

Candi Ijo
A surprise right from the start

Temple on the hill

Beautiful Kala

Kala Head with Makara (left)

Kala on door to Sacred Chamber

Ijo, I would say contains all elements that makes it a Tantric Temple: Kala's, Makara's as well as the sacred Yoni/Linggam altar. The latter is often put in the inner chamber of the Temple.

Vulva + Womb

Yoni/Linggam

God/Goddess in Womb structure

Kala/Cosmic Mother with on top Her Son/God

The same phenomenon like at Candi Ngawen: the head of a God/King surrounded by a "Womb" structure, emphasizing that he is the Son of the Mother, incarnated in nature (foliage). This image is very similar to that of the Green Men in archaic times (Sumeria) and later in Europe

Son/God

Ditto


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