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Borobudur by JoniGodoy Borobudur by JoniGodoy
Another illustration created for "Big Bang" Magazine.

Borobudur is a ninth century Mahayana Buddhist monument in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia. The monument comprises six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues.
A main dome is located at the center of the top platform, and is surrounded by seventy-two Buddha statues seated inside perforated stupa.

The monument is both a shrine to Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimage.
Evidence suggests Borobudur was abandoned following the fourteenth century decline of Buddhist and Hindu kingdoms in Java, and the Javanese conversion to Islam.
It was rediscovered in 1814 by Sir Thomas Raffles, the British ruler of Java. Borobudur has since been preserved through several restorations. The largest restoration project was undertaken between 1975 and 1982 by the Indonesian government and UNESCO, following which the monument was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Borobudur is still used for pilgrimage, where once a year Buddhists in Indonesia celebrate Vesak at the monument, and Borobudur is Indonesia's single most visited tourist attraction.

I would like to see another adventure of Indiana Jones in this temple! Haha!

If you like the image as a desktop in your PC, just download!
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vietvo Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Interface Designer
wonderful
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JoniGodoy Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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LizanaBee Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
YES!!!

I'm not sure that I can completely explain why I love this, but in short... I have an Art History degree and Borobadur was/is my favorite monument I was exposed to, Ever. Being Buddhist certainly helps, as well. *grins*

I adore everything about this monument and I really like how you've captured it, here. Thank you taking the time to create this and sharing it on dA, as well. It now has a home in my rotating desktop backgrounds. Thank you! :aww:
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JoniGodoy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
And thanks to you for your Kind words.
This art was made for a magazine for kids. I'm really glad you enjoyed it!
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LizanaBee Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :D
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
I see stuppas!
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D21X Featured By Owner May 4, 2011   Photographer
nice
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oezil26 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's adorable!
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JoniGodoy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
I hope you enyoy the rest of the gallery, specially the file "History"
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artstuck Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
owww...u draw it perfectly.. u should go there sometime bro..to see it in real life :D
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