Saturday, March 19, 2016

Relief Carvings at Prambanan

The relief carvings at Prambanan were beautifully carved. This one was one of my favorites; I love the tender intimacy between the two figures.

Many of the relief carvings are very narrative and retell the story of the Hindu epic Ramayana. Another wall was adorned with relief carvings of Brahmin sages and devatas. 

Inside the three main temples devoted to Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma, one can still find some sculptures. They are in various states of preservation; many have heads and/or limbs missing. It was quite dark inside the temples, making hand-held photography (especially with limited time) a bit more tricky.

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