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Prambanan on the island of Java is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia.
It was built in 850 AD. The decline of Prambanan started after an eruption of the volcano Merapi in the year 930. In 1918 began the reconstruction. The temple compound consists of 8 main temples and around 250 smaller temples. The three main shrines are dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.
In the vicinity of the sanctuary a monument to the Ramayana – an Indian national epic – was set up. The epic is approximately 2000 years old but has been varied nationally in different countries in Southeast Asia. It tells about the love of Rama as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, to Sita, the daughter of King Janaka of Videha.
Presumably the Merapi, one of the most dangerous volcanoes of Indonesia, contributed much to the dilapidation of Prambanan. Even its lava eruptions which leave a smoking trail can be recognized in this video.
In 1991 the UNESCO approved Prambanan as World Heritage Site