A candi is a Hindu or Buddhist temple in Indonesia, mostly built during the Zaman Hindu-Buddha or “Hindu-Buddhist period” between circa the 4th and 15th centuries.
What is the name of the temple in Indonesia?
Borobudur or Borobudur is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple located in the Magelang Regency, not far from the town of Muntilan in Central Java, Indonesia. It is the largest Buddhist temple in the world.
Who built temples in Indonesia?
All the mentioned temples form the Prambanan Archaeological Park and were built during the heyday of Sailendra’s powerful dynasty in Java in the 8th century AD. These compounds are located on the border between the two provinces of Yogyakarta and Central Java on Java Island.
Was Indonesia a Hindu country?
Hinduism in Indonesia, as of the 2018 census, is practised by about 1.74% of the total population, and almost 87% of the population in Bali. Hinduism is one of the six official religions of Indonesia.
Official Census (2010)
|% Hindu 2010||1.69%|
|% Hindu 2000||1.79%|
When were the temples in Indonesia built?
Although temples once served many functions, they were built mostly to accommodate Buddhism or Hinduism religious activities. The existence of temples is inseparable from the history of Javanese kingdoms and the development of Buddhism and Hinduism in Java from 7th century to 14th century.