Ijo Temple is a complex of Hindu Temples, 4 km south-east of Ratu Boko Temple, or around 18 km east of Yogyakarta City. It is found precisely at the highest point of Gumuk Ijo, the most astounding point in the Shiva Highlands in Prambanan zone, around 375 – 410 meters above ocean level. That is the reason this sanctuary is called Candi Ijo or Ijo Temple. The name “ijo” in Javanese Language signifies “green”.
From this most astounding point, we could see phenomenal regular display, for example, trees, grasses, rice-fields, and slopes. More distant away, we could see the excellence of Adisucipto Airport of Yogyakarta.
Ijo Temple is arranged at Dukuh Groyokan, Desa Sambirejo, Prambanan Sub-Regency, Sleman Regency, Special Territory of Yogyakarta (Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta). Inside 8.000 meters square region, the sanctuary stand firmly, solid, and constantly prepared to overcome everything. In the wide zone of the sanctuary, there are such a significant number of ancient rarities found by encompassing individuals, and furthermore found by Balai Kepurbakalaan Jawa Tengah – DIY.
The name “Candi Ijo” in old Javanese Language had been as of now specified in the Poh Pitu Inscription (906 AD) in the sentences : “…… anak wanua, I wuang ijo…..” implies : “…… a town youngster, a national of Ijo…..”. Poh Pitu Inscription was issued at the time of King (Sri Maharaja) Rakai Watukura Dyah Balitung, a well known Hindu ruler of Medang I Bhumi Mataram Kingdom. He controlled after around 5 ages after Rakai Pikatan Pu Manuku. As we probably am aware, Rakai Pikatan Pu Manuku wedded a princess of Medang I Bhumi Sambhara, named Pramodhawardhani, the little girl of Rakai Garung or Samarottungga.
The principal sanctuary remains at the highest patio. It comprises of a vast sanctuary confronting the west, with an expansive Lingga and Yoni inside it, and there are three perwara sanctuaries before the primary sanctuary, confronting the east.
Totally, the sanctuary comprises of 17 sanctuaries, built in 11 porches. The porches remains alongside three ancillary sanctuaries. Just the eleventh patio has been reestablished totally. The others are still in reproduction ventures.
The fundamental sanctuary is devoted to revere Lord Shiva (Mahadev) and alternate sanctuaries are to love Lord Brahma and Lord Visnu. Master Brahma, Visnu, and Shiva are parts of The Almighty GOD in Hinduism – ADI BRAHMAN. Regardless of whether the principle or the perwara sanctuary, every ha a room inside it. The top of the considerable number of sanctuaries organized in three phases, enhanced with columns of ratnas. The reliefs cut along the sanctuary divider shows that Ijo Temple is committed to adore Trimurti. Theme of Makara heads are cut at the highest point of every sanctuary door. The subject matter of makara heads remind us not to Hindu sanctuaries in Prambanan territory, but as an alternative moreover Buddhist Temples, for instance, Borobudur, Pawon, Mendut, and Ngawen, near Magelang City.
Lingga and Yoni of the principal sanctuary of Ijo Temple are the biggest Lingga and Yoni in Indonesia. It is the image of Lord Shiva and Parvati, outlines the idea of man and lady in the ripeness, as the start of life. A stone phallus molded round barrel remains over the Yoni-shape specialty with a tip, as the streamline of water. The streamline symbolizes the stream of Gangga River heavenly water. In Hindu religion, it specifies that the blessed water leaves Lord Shiva.
Adjacent to Lingga and Yoni, we likewise could see the magnificence of Nandi statue, inside a sanctuary. Furthermore, there are reliefs of flying man and lady figure. It is the image of Lord Shiva and Parvati, when they remove the detestable soul.
There are two engravings found in the sanctuary zone. The first is one meter tall and the other is 14 cm tallness and 9 cm thickness. The little one contains 16 rehashed spells and one of them says ” Om sarwwawinasa, sarwwawinasa.”.
It is vital for us, to visit the antiquated sanctuary. Dislike different sanctuaries in Java Island, Ijo Temple implies more mysterious. In addition, the sanctuary is situated at the place named Shiva-Highlands.
May the energy of Brahma-Visnu-Shiva dependably keeps the sanctuary spared constantly.