Design Mystical and Erotic Sacred Building Sukuh Temple in Central Java

Tinuku ~ On the slopes of Mount Lawu, in village Berjo Ngargoyoso, subdistrict Karanganyar, Central Java province, a trapezoidal building resembles a pyramid the Mayans in Mexico or the Incas in Peru.

Sits at altitude of more than 910 meters above sea level building called Sukuh is unique because it is filled with ornaments eroticism. It was famous as the lead Sukuh erotic temple. Yet it is precisely the main attraction of temple.

Tinuku Design Mystical and Erotic Sacred Building Sukuh Temple in Central Java

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Sukuh divided into three traps. Entering the temple area as the first trap contained gate. This gate consists of two buildings on either side of the towering include stairs.

Discovered in ruins by Johnson during the reign of Raffles in 1815. In 1842 first research carried out by Van der Vlis, then Hoepermans in 1864 to 1867, Verbeek in 1889 and Knebel & WF Stutterheim ini 1910.

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Sukuh Hindu background and probably built founded in the late 15th AD. In contrast to generally large temples such as Borobudur and Prambanan in Central Java, architecture Sukuh deviate from the provisions Wastu Widya guidelines for making buildings which is the book of Hindu scriptures.

Provision states a temple should square base with the most sacred place in the middle. Irregularities allegedly because Sukuh built during the waning influence of Hinduism in Java after the advent of Islam.

Hinduism influence in Java revive cultural elements Megalithic era. Effect of prehistoric seen from shape building Sukuh terraces. Punden shape similar building which typical of sacred buildings in pre-Hindu. Another characteristic most sacred palce from pre-Hindu located in the highest part.

Sukuh very unique, different from Hindu temples which generally has a slender towering structure with intricate ornaments. Sukuh it simple trapezoid like Chichen Itza and Chacchoben in Mexico and Tikal in Guatemala.

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Nuance erotic and mystical found directly at gate entrance. Ground floor a relief arch-shaped Lingga or phallus (penis) attached to Yoni or vagina symbol. Relief framed with rope coiled around.

Second terrace a gate without roof whose condition has been broken. Three forms of relief depicts a man with variety of weapons in front display, then relief pastor elephant tail biting and female figures Pande Besi.

Tinuku Design Mystical and Erotic Sacred Building Sukuh Temple in Central Java

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The main temple truncated triangular shaped has area 15 square meters on ground floor and 6 meters high with a door opening is narrow and steep in the middle functioned as a ladder to the top. Hole in form of stairs is a form of the female sex organs.

In middle of courtyard a phallus rock with a height about 2 meters. Phallus resembling shape of male genitals surrounded by four balls at the top end. On the stem and the base Lingga are Candra Sengkala.

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