banyuniba temple

Banyuniba Temple

Banyuniba temple is located south of the village of Cepit, Bokoharjo village, Prambanan subdistrict, Sleman. It is located about 200 m from the Barong, approximately 1 km southwest highway Yogya-Solo. This Buddhist temple stood facing west, alone on the farm. About 15 m in front of the temple flows a small river. At the time found, the temple was just in ruins.

Research and reconstruction at the first began in 1940 based on the results of the study predicted that the temple Banyuniba consists of a main temple facing west and surrounded by rows of perwara shaped stupa, 3 lined up in the south and three more in the east. Currently only the parent who successfully restored the temple. None perwara remaining. In the backyard of the temple there is a hole as well.

Banyuniba temple size is relatively small, the width of 11 m and a length of about 15 m. The temple sits on ‘shelf’ as high as 2.5 m, located in the middle stretch of andesite neat. Batur vast difference with the temple body shaping walkways wide enough to pass one person. Wall and molding on shelf filled with ornate patterned vine and leaves sticking out of a container like a jar. In every corner of the foot of the temple there are ornaments like head Kala-called ‘net Dwara. “This decoration serves as a channel rain water waster. The roof of the temple dome shaped like a pyramid (dagoba) with a stupa at the peak.

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To go up to the breezeway on the surface ‘shelf’ (foot temple) there are stairs width of about 1.2 m, is located right in front of the entrance booth viewer. The base sides of the stairs decorated with a dragon head with mouth wide open.

The entrance features a walk ‘viewer’ overhanging curved roof approximately 1m out of the temple. The front side of the roof of the corbel is filled with decorative patterned tendrils. Right above the threshold, there is no lower jaw Kalamakara decoration. On the inside of the wall, above the doorway, there is a sculpture that depicts Hariti, the patron goddess of children, sitting cross-legged flanked by two peacock’s tail. All around her there are small children who

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On the south wall there is a relief corbel depicting Kuwera, the god of wealth, was sitting sat with his right thigh concentrated. On the left, a little to the rear, a waiter holding purse containing money.
On the walls on all four sides of the temple there is a fake window, which is a hole that looks like a window, but actually these holes did not penetrate into the room in the temple. At the top there is a fake window sill garnish Kalamakara, while the left and right there is a niche containing a figure carved occupants heaven or paradise, as kinara and Kinari, Hapsara and hapsari, and Hariti and Avataka. Among Kalamakara and seam on the window sill hidden sculptured figure of a man who was sitting as if looking down. Such ornaments are called ‘must’.

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There are no statues in the temple’s room, but the walls are decorated with the figure of a child and men in various positions. There is a sculpture that depicts a child is dependent on a tree branch, a line of people who were sitting hugging, a man sitting cross-legged, and so on.

In the courtyard of the temple there is a statue of a pair of oxen in a sitting position. Not obtained information on whether the statue is located in its original place or has been moved from its original position.

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