Largest Sleeping Buddha Statue to The 3rd World is in Indonesia

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Largest Sleeping Buddha Statue to The 3rd World is in Indonesia

The Sleeping Buddha

Is a sleeping Buddha statue (The Sleeping Buddha) is located in the area named Maha Vihara Mojopahit. Buddhist monastery in the village of Bejijong, District Trowulan, Mojokerto is a Buddhist Centre, located in the Kingdom of Majapahit petilasan.
Entering the temple complex Maha heart feel calm and peaceful. Shade trees and a neat atmosphere at Maha vihara complex is to make the visitors feel at home.

I admire the simplicity and purity of the Buddhist leaders that exist today. Buddhist group known to be very tolerant to different religions in the world. In Indonesia there is plenty of evidence of how civilization culture of Buddhism is very high as it is found in the reliefs of Borobudur.
Stands on an area of ​​20,000 m2 in the environment of the artisans brass and stone carving artist (sculptor), by Javanese-style buildings, roofed joglo, wall relief stone carving, stone carving statue of three Altar in worship, for schools of Hinayana, Mahayana and Tantric (Sakyamuni Buddha, Avalokitesvara Kwan Se Im Phosat, Tara) in the Great Assembly.

Behind the altar of the Great Assembly also Maha Brahma / She Mien Fuk, which is held every November Birthday memorial maha Brahma / She Mien Fuk.

In the area of ​​the Maha Vihara also stands a monumental space of Sleeping Buddha, is the largest in Indonesia and the third largest in the world, after Thailand and Nepal. With a length of 22 m, 6 m wide and 4.5 m high, this statue has received an award from MURI (Indonesian Record Museum).

Below the statue are reliefs depicting the life of Buddha, the law and legal karmaphala rebirth. A beautiful pond surrounds this magnificent statue.
Why is this Buddha statue sleeping position? Apparently from some sources said sleeping position describes the position of the current Buddha passed away. Where Buddha is described as the lord of the jungle the lion was sleeping. Buddhism is the master of all creatures in bumi.Kemudian there is a mention of this position is the position of the Buddhist meditation.

Other sources mention sleeping Buddha position depicts the death of Gautama Buddha, and a lotus pond to be around this sculpture depicts the sea where the ashes of the Buddha Gautama float.

There is also a library with a collection of buildings of various books in Sanskrit / Indian / Tibetan / Pali / Mandarin / English and Indonesian, classrooms, assembly hall, dining room and lodging that can accommodate approximately 200 guests.


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author avatar Joyce Singha
26th Aug 2014 (#)

There were two beautiful Bamiyan Statues of Buddha that were destroyed by Taliban in Afghanistan; very sad. Buddhism is a great religion. Thanks for the post. I would still prefer to see the Buddha in sitting position.

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author avatar angga adrianto
27th Aug 2014 (#)

Come concerned with that event.
Yes I happen where many craftsmen sculpture, one of which there are many statues of Buddha,, sitting Buddha statue collection

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