Muaro Temple, Buddhist relics on Jambi

Muaro Jambi

Helloindonesia.id – Muaro Jambi Temple is located in Muara Jambi Regency, Jambi Province. Once upon a time this temple was the center of Buddhist worship. This can be seen from the variety of findings in the form of ritual tools prajnaparamita statues in the form of ruins of stupas, elephant statues of singha, iron wajra and spell writings carved on gold plates or scratched on bricks. Among the bricks written are wijaksana syllables then called wajra on the golden plate, as well as the nagari script of the sounding gem which reads tra tra.

Muaro Jambi
Muaro Jambi

However, this temple is not as popular as other temples such as temples in Java. Of the approximately eighty ruins of temples that have been identified by the local people menapo, only a small portion of it has been fenced. But the area of ​​the temple complex is believed to be the center of the development of Buddhism in the Kingdom of Srivijaya, although the influence of Hindhu is only visible from a few buildings. Meanwhile there are also other findings such as beads, jewelry, pottery, shards, and remnants of household appliances that show that this area was once a residential area that is believed to have been a residence of Buddhist monks and Buddhist students in the past. Not only that, there are also relics in the form of ceramics from China during the Song Dynasty (11-12 century AD), which shows the existence of international relations at that time. While the discovery of 19th-century European ceramics confirmed the existence of excavations by British officers and Dutch scholars in the 19-20th century.

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