Nevada (US), Jan 19 (ANI): Hindus have asked UNESCO to urgently save the ancient Hindu temples in Indonesia, which are reportedly being threatened by volcanic lava.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that these ancient temples were a world archeological treasure and it was our moral duty to preserve these for the coming generations.
According to reports, volcanic debris presently flowing from slopes of Mount Merapi was threatening ninth century Hindu temple complex of Prambanan, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Sengi Temple complex containing 8-10th century sites, which were located near the lava path.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out that world needed to urgently pay attention to the safety of these sites, which needed to be immediately secured from the lava threats.
Prambanan, containing 224 temples, is the biggest temple complex in Java. Its temples are decorated with reliefs illustrating epic Ramayana; and dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma, and to the animals who serve them. It has a 47 m high central Shiva temple flanked by Brahma temple to the north and Vishnu temple to the south. Shiva temple, besides Shiva statue, also contains Devi Durga Mahisasuramardhini, Ganesh and Agastya statues, reports suggest. (ANI)