The story Behind Prambanan Temple
The war of two Kindoms - Pangging & Baka Kingdom
Indonesia is rich with its fascinating and beautiful nature, culture and history. Some of its beautiful history is manifested on one of the most beautiful Hindu temple called Prambanan.
Prambanan Temple is a large Hindu complex heritage of Hindu religion in Indonesia, the story behind this in ancient times there is 2 kingdoms lived alongside, Pangging Kingdom and Baka Kingdom. Pangging Kingdom is a rich kingdom with prosperous people, its led by a king named Damar Maya and the king had a son called Bandung Bandawas.
The other Kingdom its called Baka led by a giant/goliath who likes to eat human flesh, although the king is scary he had a beautiful daughter called Roro Jonggrang.
one day, king Damar maya wanted to expand his power, the only thing he can do is to conquer Baka kingdom. The war between Pangging and Baka kingdom is inevitable. King Daar Maya lost the war but he doesn't stop there, to end the war he send Prince Bandawasa.
Prince Bandawasa win the war and killed King Baka, at that time King Baka right hand called Gupala ran from the battlefield back to Baka kingdom to gave Roro Jonggrang the sad news about his father. Roro Jonggrand shocked and sad by the news from Gupala, at the same time prince Bandawasa arrives at Baka Kingdom with his army and saw Roro Jonggrang and amazed by her beauty. The prince directly ask Roro Jonggrang to marry him and Roro Jonggrang accept the proposition with one condition if the prince can build her a thousand temple in one night she will marry the prince.
With his might and magical power the prince called for his army Djin to finished the task in one night, before the dawn came 999 temple is aleady build and Roro Jonggrang start panic and try to find a way to make the prince failed the task. Roro Jonggrang wake the villagers to start farming and make the rosters crowing to make the Djin stop their work because they think its already dawn. But the prince know that Roro jonggrang is lying and he cursed all the villagers cannot be married for their whole life and the prince cursed Roro Jonggrang into arca/stone. We can still see Roro Jonggrang arca surrounded by sewu temple.