Mendut Temple

Mendut is a Buddhist temple. This temple is situated in the village Mendut, Mungkid district, Magelang regency, Central Java, a few kilometers from Borobudur temple.

Mendut founded during the reign of King Indra of the dynasty dynasty. Inside the inscription Karangtengah
bertarikh 824 AD, mentioned that the king Indra has built a shrine called Veluvana which means bamboo forests. By a Dutch archaeologist named J.G. de Casparis, this word is associated with Mendut.

Mendut temple architecture

Building materials is actually a brick temple that is covered with natural stone. The building is located on a
basement high, so it looks more elegant and sturdy. Climbed the stairs and the entrance facing south-west. Above the basement there is a hallway that surrounds the temple. The roof is three-tiered and decorated with small stupas. The number of small stupas built today is 48 buah.Tinggi building is 26.4 meters. 
Mendut temple ruins before restoration, 1880.
Decoration on the temple Mendut
Decoration found on temple ornaments Mendut be intermittent. Decorated with carved creatures
goddess of heaven and angels, two monkeys and an eagle.
On both sides of the stairs there are reliefs Pancatantra and Jataka stories.

Buddha in a position dharmacakramudra.

Inside the main temple there were three huge Buddha statues: the Dhyani Buddha hand Wairocana with attitude (Mudra) dharmacakramudra. In front of Buddha statues there are wheel-shaped relief and flanked by a pair of deer, the symbol Buddha. On the left there is a statue right Awalokiteśwara (Padmapāņi) and Wajrapāņi statues. Now in put incense before Buddha statues, incense and baskets to donate. The visitors could spark an incense and praying here.