Giant Turtle on Sukuh Temple

THE EROTIC CANDI SUKUH Sukuh Temple is located on the western slopes of G. Lawu, precisely in Sukuh Village, Berjo Village, Ngargoyoso Dis...


Sukuh Temple is located on the western slopes of G. Lawu, precisely in Sukuh Village, Berjo Village, Ngargoyoso District, Karanganyar Regency, Central Java Province. Location Sukuh Temple is at an altitude of + 910 merer above sea level. Sukuh Temple was rediscovered in a state of collapse in 1815 by Johnson, Resident of Surakarta during the reign of Raffles. Furthermore Sukuh Temple studied by Van der Vlis in 1842. The results are in the book Van der Vlis titled Prove Eener Beschrijten op Soekoeh en Tjeto. Research on the temple was then continued by Hoepermans in 1864-1867 and the announcement in his book entitled Hindoe Oudheiden van Java. In 1889, Verbeek conducted an inventory of the Sukuh temple, followed by research by Knebel and WF. Stutterheim in 1910.

Sukuh temple is Hindu background and is estimated to be built at the end of the 15th century AD. Unlike the Hindu temple building in Central Java, Sukuh Temple architecture is considered to deviate from the provisions in the guidebook of Hindu shrine building, Wastu Widya. According to the provisions, a temple must base the square with the most sacred place in the middle. The existence of the deviation is Hope because Sukuh Temple was built in the waning of Hinduism influence in Java. The waning influence of Hinduism in Java seems to have revived the cultural elements of the Megalithic age. The influence of the prehistoric era seen from the form of Sukuh Temple building which is terraces terraces. Such a form is similar to punden berundak building which is characteristic of holy buildings in pre-Hindu times. Another distinctive feature of the sacred building of pre-Hindu times is that the most sacred place is at the very top and the very back.

Experts allegedly, Sukuh Temple was built for the purpose of pengranwatan, namely counteract or release bad powers that affect a person's life due to certain characteristics he has. The allegations are built on reliefs that contain stories of pengranwatan, such as Sudamala and Garudheya, and on the statues of turtles and eagles in Sukuh Temple.



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